"Oh summer day beside the joyous seal. O summer day so wonderful and white. So full of gladness and so full of pain! Forever and forever shalt thou to be. To some the gravestones of a dead delight. To some the landmark of a new domain." Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - A Summer Day By The Sea
"There's a thud as her little body collides with the front fender."
Life Without Summer tells the story of Tessa, a mother who has just lost her four-year-old daughter in a hit-and-run accident and the grief counselor, Celia, who tries to help her to put her life back together. When their lives begin to intersect in powerful and unexpected ways, they discover that the answers one needs might be the other’s only chance for peace. Each woman’s intensely personal journey reverberates with universal themes about the connections between love, marriage, truth, and forgiveness that no reader will forget.
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A tale told in alternating voices follows the experiences of bereaved mother Tessa, who searches for answers after her four-year-old daughter is killed in a hit-and-run accident; and her grief counselor, Celia, whose efforts to help Tessa revive painful family memories.… (more)