Dust to Dust

51w5u7izwil._sy400_.jpgWe Are All Made of Stars by Rowan Coleman is a fictional novel I recommend for women who enjoy a good tear-jerker. 

Told in a number of voices, the story takes place in a London hospice where a night nurse named Stella assists dying patients by writing final letters they wish to dictate to various people they have known. Her husband is a veteran recently home from war where he lost his leg in a surprise attack. Another main character is Hope who has cystic fibrosis. She is not presently dying, but is a temporary patient at the hospice while recuperating from an infection. Hugh is a young man who lives alone with a black cat. Both of his parents are dead and he lives a solitary life. As can be expected, the lives of these people intersect and their lives are complicated and emotional.

The beginning of this book drew me in quickly and I especially enjoyed the letters written by the dying patients. I like the premise of this story. My only criticism is that I felt the story was predictable. This disappointed me more than anything. This is light chic lit; a good summer read.

About dianeledet

Professional Writing Consultant, Graduate of DePaul University School for New Learning 2008
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