...I wrote about Elizabeth Scott's Heartbeat, which is a weeper, AND HOW:
Emma knows her mother is dead—she repeats that fact over and over again, both to herself and to other people—but in going to sit with her body in the ICU every day, surrounded by beeping monitors, ventilators and who-all knows what else, it’s nearly impossible to reconcile that flat fact with what she sees. So she has to relearn the news about her mother’s death every single day. She can’t let go, and she can’t grieve. It’s an astoundingly brutally hard situation, and Scott makes us feel every aspect of it. Emma isn’t always fair to those around her, and her interpretation of events won’t always jive with the reader’s, and both of those aspects of her voice make her even more real.