Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Review: The Goodbye Quilt” by Susan Wiggs
The Goodbye Quilt is a quiet, reflective story. Linda says goodbye to her daughter as they travel through the country and she come to realize that her identity has been so wrapped up in being a mother that she has no idea who she is as a person. Molly has been her everything for so long that she can’t imagine how she will now fill her vacant hours. The Goodbye Quilt is also a reflection of how quickly time passes you by. One moment you have a squalling newborn in your arms, and the next moment your little girl is eighteen and headed off to college on her own.
The Goodbye Quilt is a must-read for anyone who is facing the reality of sending their children off to college for the first time, or for anyone who has already been though the process of saying goodbye to their child’s final moments of childhood.
Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5
Challenges: 2011 100+ Reading Challenge