** Weathering by Lucy Wood

Weathering is a carefully told story of a down on her luck single mother who moves back into her childhood home, intending to spruce it up and sell it, but finds that progress is slow and she needs to reintegrate herself into the village, reexperience life in the country, and especially relive her childhood memories from an adult’s perspective, understanding her mother’s decisions much better that way.

I loved the perspective of her young daughter, who delights in  the treasures she finds in the house and the new friends, cat, child, and adult, she finds. I could have done without the ghostlike reappearances of the mother (grandmother).


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