This book makes for great pandemic reading, and even when we’re not in a pandemic anymore, I would recommend reading it! Mary describes her painful loss so well that I felt I was right there with her being “dragged through hell”. But then the book takes a positive turn and I witnessed how Mary was able to find joy again in her life… step by step. This joy expands to gratitude, a renewed spiritual outlook/practice, and then to love itself. I savored her writing style, which is infused with elements that reminded me of Rumi and Mary Oliver (my two favorite poets). I found myself not only grateful for having read this book, but grateful for all the good in my life despite the pandemic.