I was taken by the title immediately. Â How could I not be? Â Looking at the those words on the back cover of another book I was reading, I had to see what it was about.
“A child dies in this book: a baby.” Â The author, Elizabeth McCracken writes. Â And it is her child. Â But what is so beautiful and unique about this tale is that while tragic, it is written as a love story. Â It is written with wit and humor along with the pain as she eloquently describes the life, death, and the role this child still has to play in the life she and her family continue to live. Â Their son is not lost. Â He is just not with them the way they want him to be.