The novel is about loss. A loss so great that it consumes and takes over. “The grief and regret weighed her down.” We all feel regret and guilt when someone dies. We need to forgive ourselves for the things we did or didn’t say. We need to live our lives guilt free or the burden will break us.
Recovering from a loss takes time. Life will never be the same again. The novel explores the theme of finding a place that makes us feel happy so we can surround ourselves with happy memories and begin to heal.