On a day pretty much like any other, John Robinette receives the devastating news that his wife Amy is killed in a senseless accident. His friend Robert Jacoby, a writer, tries to help by interviewing him several times as a means to share John’s grief. The book is a detailed account of those interviews.
It is a sad, poignant memoir written using Robert and John’s voices. Apart from describing big and small moments in John’s life after Amy, it also focuses on both authors’ thoughts on philosophy, religion, faith, God, etc.
Just as it discusses the sadness of life without Amy, the book is quite open about John’s efforts to find a new partner. Most importantly, the portrayal of the friendship between John and Rob in the journey from grief to hope is wonderful.
This book is a few pages too long, monotonous, and at times repetitive to be great. However, it is well-written, relevant, and useful to grief-stricken people, especially those who have recently lost a loved one.
Note: I received a copy of this book free from BookSirens in exchange for an honest review.