"Twenty-five-year-old Lizzy thinks if she keeps her eyes closed all the way, then maybe what she is experiencing will not be real. Her mother, who has always been her rock, is about to die from cancer. As her mother takes her last breath, Lizzy—who has never truly been on her own—steps into the unknown and begins a new life.
In the aftermath of her mother’s death, Lizzy’s inner strength is tested, as the dysfunctional secrets her family has managed to hide for years suddenly begin to bubble up—revealing the imperfections of those she loves and admires. As Lizzy slowly realizes that her family may not have the emotional fortitude to unite after death, she heeds her mother’s advice and decides not to trust the people she thought she could trust the most. But when her father shows up on her doorstep and reveals the promise he made to her dying mother, Lizzy must decide whether to forgive him for his past mistakes even as she attempts to resolve the conflict that surrounds her family.
As Lizzy journeys down a path to a new awareness, she must overcome emotional obstacles in order to finally grow up. "
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Published June 11, 2010
Literature & Fiction.