by Catherine Newman
Reviewed by Linda:
Local author Catherine Newman has, in her first novel, performed a magic trick, describing in heartbreaking scenes the death in hospice of the narrator Ash’s best friend, Edi, a wife and mother of a young child, while simultaneously presenting Ash’s story with her many humorous quirks and foibles. The novel takes place in a place that feels very much like Amherst. The humor and sadness go hand in hand, pulling the reader in and making it hard to turn the last page.
Read an interview with the author in the Amherst Bulletin!