November 20, 2011
Grounded - by Kate Klise
The coolest part of this book: Living Funerals. A brilliant idea, and an unforgettable part of the story.
This book reminded me a lot of Pie, by Sarah Weeks, but it didn't make me as hungry. It's a sweet and smart story, and is much more interesting and happy than my first paragraph may suggest. Of course, Kate Klise is a masterful writer, and one of my favorites. I prefer her collaborations with her sister (43 Old Cemetery Road, Trial by Jury, etc.), but her solo works are still great. If you want to find joy in the midst of sorrow, and find hope in a story of a mixed-up family, this is your book.