Published: June 21, 2022
Genre: Women’s Fiction
KKECReads Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I received a copy of this book for free, and I leave my review voluntarily.
Alison Fairbrother is an associate editor at Riverhead Books. She worked as a journalist in D.C. before getting her MFA at Stony Brook University. She lives in Brooklyn.
“Belongs to you.”
Ellie has lived an interesting life. Because her parents divorced, she spent summers with her father and his other children from his other marriages. They celebrated the holidays during this time, and Ellie cherished the time she spent with her dad. When he died suddenly, Ellie felt lost. She didn’t know how to process the grief or how to handle his death.
This was such a beautiful book. I lost my dad very suddenly, so I was able to identify with Ellie and her struggle. While I didn’t cope the same way she did, I could completely understand her feelings.
This was a beautiful representation of the stages of grief. And it was beautifully presented. Ellie was such a vivid character.
I loved going through her emotions with her and exploring who her father was, what she meant to him, and her journey to finding herself again.
This was very well done, with fantastic characters and deeply emotional moments. I found this book well-written and powerfully presented.