Linda’s Book Obsession Reviews “Pack Up The Moon” by Kristan Higgins, Berkley Publishing, June, 2021.
Kudos to Kristan Higgins, the author of “Pack up the Moon” has written a poignant, memorable, heart-felt and thought-provoking novel. The genres for this novel are Literary Fiction, Women’s Fiction, and Fiction. The author describes her characters as complex and complicated. Somehow, Kristan Higgins manages to show us about life and death. This is one remarkable and touching story that I highly recommend to other readers.
Joshua and Lauren seem to be the most perfect couple. Yes, they have their quirks and flaws, but manage to be a partners and bring the best out in each other. Lauren has always written to her deceased father about the things that were happening in her life. She even wrote her dad that she was going to marry Joshua. Joshua has difficulty with changes.
When Lauren finds out that she has a fatal illness, she devises a plan so that Joshua will be able to live his life. She writes a year full of letters that her friend will give to Joshua one month at a time. Lauren actually gives him a special directive in some letters. This is done in such a compassionate and loving way. This is a book that will stay with me for quite some time. Be sure to have some Kleenex on hand. I loved everything about this book!