Fionnuala Kearney Reaches Brilliance in The Day I Lost You Reviewed by Mary E. Latela on November 17, 2016
When Jess learns that her daughter, Anna, has died in an avalanche, she takes on one of the most difficult tasks a parent may be called to – to deal with her own loss at the same time she must care for her beloved granddaughter, Rose. Even sisters and moms do not know how to deal with Jess and her deep and almost etched-on grief. She cannot move, and when some news comes in, she enters new territory. The twists and turns of this elegant novel are expertly woven together. There is always one more surprise.
Characters are so real that you want to offer them a tissue or make them a cup of tea. So many points in my reading brought back my own life experiences, though we are very, very different women. You must read this poignant, realistic story which will refuse to be put aside until you know everything!