And now, many moons after finishing the book, I’m finally writing something about it (you may wonder if, after all this time, I can even remember what the book is about. I am wondering the same thing).
The story begins with a car accident. Lou and Oz (a young brother and sister) lose their father and their mother goes into a coma that shows no signs of losing its hold any time soon. They are shipped off to live with their great-grandmother, Louisa, in the mountains of West Virginia. Louisa raised the childrens’ father too, and he always spoke lovingly about her, but when he left West Virginia in his early adulthood to become a (quite successful) writer, he never once returned, despite the fact that his books almost always revolved around West Virginia.