Have you ever lost a person so close to you that you couldn’t figure out a way to move on with your life? I have, when my first husband died in 2007. That’s a small part of the reason The World Came to Us drew me in right away.
After Meg loses her wife to cancer, she is thrown into the depths of grief. She decides that she will stay home for one year in mourning. Soon Tommy, her daughter, moves home to be with her. They make a pact that they will be recluses for one year. They stay at home except for Tommy walking her dogs. As the 2 grow closer, people begin to come to them in need of healing themselves. The dogs play a major part in bringing healing and love to everyone. Ultimately Meg finds comfort by helping others who are hurting in their own unique ways.
Campbell weaves sexual identity, grief, foster care, bullying, depression, & aging into her story. This sounds like too big of a stretch, but Campbell makes it flow together in a beautiful way that works. For me this book is a warm “literary hug”! Oh, and in case you’re wondering, my heart is no longer broken, and I’ve found love once again with my amazing second husband.
Nugget gained: people everywhere are hurting. Who can I help today?
Thank you Suzy Approved Book Tours, Molly D Campbell, and The Story Plant for the gifted copy of this lovely book!