Inheriting Edith is a beautiful book. It has characters that feel real and are perhaps people you would like to meet. The story reflects on the choices made in different lifetimes and the impact, foreseen or otherwise, of those choices. In essence, it is a tale about how our understanding of the past positions us to choose a positive future.
My first reaction to this novel was to put it down, and leave it down. Maybe use it to prop up the washing machine which has developed a wobble when on spin cycle. But like any objective reviewer, I was determined to finish it; at least then I could tell the kind folks at Planet that I read it. And I’m glad I persisted