In one year, your denim went from skinny to boyfriend to shorts, your hair met with every style of frizz, and the number of Columbia Heights restaurants practically doubled.
The changes that can shape 365 days lay the groundwork for Scott Lasser’s The Year That Follows.
The novel chronicles Cat and her father in the year after they lose their brother/son in the World Trade Center attacks. When Cat learns that her brother might have fathered a baby who was orphaned by the attacks, she sets out to find her nephew and incorporate him into her life.
Meanwhile, the father, a Navy veteran suffering from heart failure, reaches out to his daughter in the hopes of uniting everyone on the first anniversary of their loss.
It’s a quick read that examines family through characters anxious to find heritage and common bonds.
It’ll stay on the bookshelf for years.
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