The Obituary Writer

By Ann Hood

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In 1919, Violet is an obituary writer who pines for a lost love. Stuck in 1960s suburbia, Claire is unhappily married to a guy who looks good on paper but doesn’t get her. The narrative alternates between both women as they struggle to move forward in their emotional lives. The novel also delivers a few historical tidbits like the approach to grief in the 1960s: just leave a casserole on someone‚Äôs porch and avoid the bereaved entirely.

Perfect for:

  • Readers looking for sympathetic female characters in an easy-to-read format.
  • Delving into themes of grief and romantic longing.
  • A crash course on writing amazing obituaries.
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