Walter Augustus is dead. His current state of existence has become a monotony of sweet tea and lonely strolls and after decades stuck in the Interim — a posthumous waiting room for those still remembered on Earth — he is ready to move on.
Only when he is forgotten by every living person will he be able to pass over and join his family in the next stage of the afterlife. At last the end is tantalizingly close, but bad luck and a few rash decisions may see him trapped in the Interim for all eternity.
Letty Ferguson is not dead. Letty Ferguson is a middle-aged shoe saleswoman who leads a pleasant and wholly unextraordinary life, barring the secret fortune she seems unable to tell her husband about. However, when she takes possession of an unassuming poetry anthology, life takes on a rather more extraordinary dimension.
This is a bit different to my usual reads but sometimes you need to break the habit once in a while and mix it up a bit. I am glad I did with this heart warming and very cleverly written story. It is an emotional read but there are parts that are uplifting. I felt as though I knew the characters and fell in love with them.
I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review.
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