In this spiritually informed novel about selflessness and death, Magda Danvers is a 58-year-old professor who finds she has ovarian cancer. Her husband, Francis Lake, is an ex-seminarian. They meet the college's writer-in-residence, Hugo Henry, and his wife Alice, who have lost their only child, and the two couples find solace from their grieving in a growing friendship.
Genre: Fiction + Literature Themes, Fiction + Literature Genres
Subgenre: General, Types of Characters, Family + Friendship, Love + Relationships + Sex