The collected regrets of Clover / Mikki Brammer.
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3 current holds with 2 total copies.
|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|Hawley Public Library||BRA (Text)||33500013793252||New||Checked out||06/15/2023|
|Moorhead Public Library||BRA (Text)||33500013793260||New||Checked out||06/21/2023|
- ISBN: 9781250284396
- ISBN: 1250284392
- Physical Description: 314 pages ; 25 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2023.
"Mikki Brammer's The Collected Regrets of Clover is a big-hearted and life-affirming debut about a death doula who, in caring for others at the end of their life, has forgotten how to live her own, for readers of The Midnight Library. What's the point of giving someone a beautiful death if you can't give yourself a beautiful life? From the day she watched her kindergarten teacher drop dead during a dramatic telling of Peter Rabbit, Clover Brooks has felt a stronger connection with the dying than she has with the living. After the beloved grandfather who raised her dies alone while she is traveling, Clover becomes a death doula in New York City, dedicating her life to ushering people peacefully through their end-of-life process. Clover spends so much time with the dying that she has no life of her own, until the final wishes of a feisty old woman send Clover on a trip across the country to uncover a forgotten love story--and perhaps, her own happy ending. As she finds herself struggling to navigate the uncharted roads of romance and friendship, Clover is forced to examine what she really wants, and whether she'll have the courage to go after it. Probing, clever, and hopeful, The Collected Regrets of Clover turns the normally taboo subject of death into a reason to celebrate life"-- Provided by publisher.
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2023 April #2
Clover Brooks is a death doula. She provides an empathetic and comforting presence as she guides her clients peacefully through the end of their lives. To honor each person, she compiles their last words into three journals: "Advice," "Confessions," and "Regrets." However, as comfortable as she feels with the dying, Clover has always felt awkward with everyone else and keeps others at arm's length. That changes when she takes on a new client, a new neighbor is determined to be friends, and a possible love interest arrives, and Clover has to confront whether she has learned anything from collecting those final words. While this heartwarming debut novel deals with death, it never becomes maudlin, instead focusing on what makes a life worth living. Readers who appreciate seeing quirky, isolated characters come into their own, such as in Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, by Gail Honeyman or The Bookish Life of Nina Hill, by Abbi Waxman, will find much to love in this moving novel. Copyright 2023 Booklist Reviews.
Mikki Brammer is an Australian journalist based in New York City, by way of France and Spain. She writes about design, architecture and art for publications such as Architectural Digest, Dwell and ELLE Decor. The Collected Regrets of Clover is her debut novel.
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