A beautiful, lyrical novel of loss, love, friendships, and the healing power of words. Rachel’s younger brother has died in a tragic accident and she and her mother are struggling to put their forever-altered lives back together. This book grabbed me from the very first paragraph and never let me go — devoured it in one huge gulp. Although dealing with tricky subjects such as grief, first loves, and the challenges life will surely bring to all of us, it is an uplifting but in no way saccharine read. Lovingly written and a wonderful paean to the healing power of books. Highly recommended cross-over read.