Author(s): Elizabeth Berg
"I can tell you how it happened. It's easy to say how it happened. He walked past a building, and a huge chunk of ice fell off the roof, and it hit him on the head. This is Chaplinesque, right? People start to laugh when I tell them.... As Jay Berman lingers is a coma, his young wife, Lainey, is the only one who believes he will recover. While he lies motionless, she hope to reach him by offering reminders of the ordinary life they shared - sweet smelling flowers, his softly textured shirt, spices from their kitchen. And throughout her ordeal, Lainey is sustained by her relationship with two very special women, each of whom teaches her about the enduring bond of friendship and the genuine power of hope."