I usually put some sort of review into this space. But none of the reviews that I read tonight captured the essence of this book for me....so no review.
When Olive goes to her son's house to meet her new daughter-in-law who has brought children with her into her new marriage and is now pregnant with Olive's grandchild, I thought to myself: I DON'T like this woman! I don't care what happens to her....I am through with the book!
But I turned the phone back on and finished the book. And was not sorry. The last scene when Olive decides to climb into bed with her new friend gives one hope that indeed Olive will continue to LIVE and give her new friend reason to live as well. That is what life is about. Not living the perfect life, but making one's imperfect life work.