“One of the best books I've ever read. ”jennstallard wrote this review Monday, December 27, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“it was a tear jerkier ”MissMilitaryMauler2014 wrote this review Thursday, December 23, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I highly recommend this. Check readers' reviews. This was probably the first of Anna Quindlen's books that I read. I def. went looking for more simply because her writing is fresh honest and finds the poignancy in life.”Bobbie M wrote this review Thursday, December 2, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I have to say that I had started watching the 1998 movie that came on television the other night when Mareena reminded me that I had the book hidden somewhere around the house. I decided to dig it out and read it because I love sad books. When a homemaker mother gets cancer, her daughter quits her top dog job to take care of her. The husband is a college professor who is remote and leaves the care of his wife to his daughter.
I enjoyed this book; it was well-written and an easy read. It was very interesting as I love books about the dynamics of families. I give it an A+!”
“I love most of this authors books.”Jean P the Chickadee wrote this review Wednesday, November 17, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“A very difficult subject. Too much to ask of a young daughter.”Ana M wrote this review Tuesday, November 16, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This book was outstanding. I loved the story, the characters, the twist at the end. If you've experienced a parent's death at the bedside, you can't help but weep a little at the retelling of the slow and painful passing of the protagonist's mother. It moved me on many different levels, especially the heroine's self-discovery about what's important in life and how we judge a person's success.”Alice B wrote this review Thursday, November 4, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“the story of an independent daughter who is ordered by her dad to nurse her dying mom until her death.
a story of the bond between a mother and daughter and just how far one will go to insure the comfort of the other.