The story follows Aaron, a man crippled in childhood by a fever, who spent his younger years smothered by an overprotective sister and mother. When he was out on his own, he found the perfect woman for him. Dorothy was a matter-of-fact doctor who did not feel compelled to take care of Aaron, a welcome change in his life. After Dorothy’s unexpected death, Aaron begins to see her; Dorothy is on the sidewalk outside their house, in the parking lot of his office, even walking with him on the sidewalk. Will these unexplained appearances give him a chance to finally say goodbye?
I read this book after a positive review in Library Journal. It was a quick read but not particularly enthralling. I liked the honest look at relationships; the characters’ faults were displayed and their good qualities were not glamorized. It was well-written, just not my favorite.
3 out of 5 stars