“The Collected Regrets of Clover”: This is a comforting and emotional read that explores grief, regrets, and the journey to heal and find purpose beyond mere existence. A soft novel with lots of beautiful phrases that delve into making the reader analyze their days, their choices, their friendships, and their direction in life. (Highly Recommended 4.6/5)
Description of the Book:
The Collected Regrets of Clover Book Synopsis:
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 road trip 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 is perfect for readers of The Midnight Library and Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine as it turns the normally taboo subject of death into a reason to celebrate life.
Book Quotes That We Like:
“The secret to a beautiful death is living a beautiful life.”
“Don’t let the best parts of life pass you by because you’re too scared of the unknown.”
“Instead of constantly asking ourselves the question of why we’re here, maybe we should be savoring the simpler truth: We are here.”
“Maybe we just need to appreciate that many aspects of life— and the people we love—will always be a mystery. Because without mystery, there is no magic.”
“It frustrated me that society. was so determined to quantify grief, as if time could erase the potency of love.”
“Intelligence will only get you so far in life… And the same can be said for wit and charm. But two things will serve you better than any others.”…
“What are they?”
“Infinite curiosity and sense of observation.”
“Your grief is yours to process in your own time, in whatever way works for you. No one can tell you how to do that.”Mikki Brammer, The Collected Regrets of Clover
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