… ”Elise and Everything Thereafter” frequently makes me ridiculously happy to read. It’s a novel that was well worth waiting for!
“Elise and Everything Thereafter” is a powerful novel about mothers and daughters, siblings and love, life and death. It is a story that’s skillfully weaved together, that lingers with you.
This is a quiet but still very dramatic novel about motherhood, sisterhood and how difficult it can be to reach each other in relationships. The characters ultimately come alive, even though the author omits long periods of time in their lives. She also chooses to depict dramatic events without going into detail, yet you understand very clearly what it was like. This is a novel that moves you because of its delicate portrayal of people and its quiet drama.