Claire Edwards has spent months preparing for the arrival of baby Lily; the Boston apartment she shares with her stalwart husband Jim is filled with tiny clothes and tiny toys. But when Lily dies suddenly, Claire runs away from her life, away from Boston, to a lighthouse she knew as a young girl. The lighthouse brings her the solitude and peace she craves, but also the chance for some happier memories with Lily.
This is really a meditation on love, marriage and motherhood, in a very delicate and gentle voice. Claire’s relationship with Jim has undergone all sorts of strains and Ellis carefully draws them apart and allows them to drift back towards each other over time. Claire’s pain at Lily’s loss, her lack of maternal identity and inexpressible grief were carefully drawn. Lily’s presence is felt throughout the storyline.
There were also some fascinating minor characters with whom I would have liked to spend more time, particularly Diana, the single mother living nearby assisting an old woman in her house; she was sympathetic and intriguing.
There is a book trailer for Finding Lily which should give you some insight into the book as well:
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About Lisa Ellis:
Lisa Ellis is a writer whose short fiction has appeared in a number of literary journals and magazines. FINDING LILY is her first novel. She has a master’s degree in journalism from Boston University and provides health content regularly for hospitals and websites in New England and the tri-state area.
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