101 Books

While posting about A Death In The Family, I’ve briefly mentioned a few times how this novel really hits home.

Here’s why. I’m 37. I’m married. I have a three-year-old son and my wife is due in September with another little boy.

In the story, Jay Follet, the young father who dies, is 36. He has a six-year-old son, Rufus, and a younger daughter, Catherine.

He leaves behind his wife, Mary, and their two young children.

I think you can understand why this book gets to me. I’ll explain more after this passage.

Here’s the setup.

Aunt Hannah is talking to Jay’s two children, attempting to explain that their father won’t be coming home.

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