"The book is by turns humorous, witty, moving, upbeat. Jenny is a warm, sensitive heroine. It's a pleasure to watch her and a privilege to eavesdrop on her thoughts. Highly recommended…" LIBRARY JOURNAL
Jenny Weaver is smart and funny and so lonely it hurts.
Jenny and Richard Weaver were going to live happily ever after. Then Richard committed suicide.
A year after his death Jenny impulsively moves from the Northeast to California with their two young children, hoping for a fresh start. The children adjust to the move, but she can't seem to find her way.
In a moment of deep frustration and loneliness, she begins writing to Richard. She writes to him night after night, telling him about her daily life while remembering what happened in the past.
The children are asking "How-and-why-did-Daddy-die?"
What can she say to them?
In this intimate, compelling novel, a young widow discovers her own strength and identity after the devastating loss of her husband. Realities was a selection of the Swedish Book-of-the-Month Club.
"The author endows Jenny and her circle with attributes that make them linger in one's memory." PUBLISHERS WEEKLY