Amy's presence was here in the mountains amongst the shadows of a lost summer's love. Would Bobo's return to the Catskills to carry out the last wishes of his friend Avrum reawaken the past?
This is a haunting and tender novel, soothing to the soul!
Lila watched and talked nervously, as though she were participating in an act of desecration. Why did he choose a sidewalk bench as his resting place? she demanded. Why didn't he have his ashes scattered across the stage of the Metropolitan Opera House if he was so damned obsessed with opera? How could I seriously honor the ravings of a man who obviously was a loony?
East of the Mountains by David Guterson
The Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller