Thursday, August 5, 2021
What Comes After
Healing. All the wounded characters in JoAnne Tompkins debut novel titled, What Comes After, learn that what must come after wounding is healing. Easier said than done when the wounds to parents involved the death of teenage sons. Some turning to life follows the loss of a loved one, so when a young pregnant girl arrives in the lives of the neighbors who both lost their sons, healing and connection begins. As each parent turns inside to confront the loss and to understand with clear eyes the boys who are dead, they are connected to help this pregnant stranger through her struggle. Readers get a glimpse of Quaker spirituality in this novel, and a delightful dog named Rufus who helps with all the healing as every good dog is prone to do. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase What Comes After from amazon.com.