Genuinely vibrantly imagined…emotionally rigorous…idea driven…with indelible characters and true suspense.
A tender tribute to human valiance…..impossible to be unmoved by this fragile life-affirming story!
Terrific debut by John Grayson Heide
Two quotes came to mind as I read this. The first is”Life is what happens to you as you plan for something else” and the other is”Tell God your life plans and listen for the laughter.” Ok, so both are a bit cynical but I also think pretty realistic. This is not a story of sappy sentimentality, but an honest look at end of life issues. What would you do if you’d made a promise to a loved one to help them end their suffering of a terminal illness? Would you be thinking of what’s best for that person or for yourself? The Pickerings comedies of errors(and there are many) are funny, touching, and Oh so possible .I’ve often thought about these issues, but I doubt that my life story should be made into a movie as this book should. It would not be a blockbuster but would be a sleeper that would slowly gather an audience of loving fans.