A powerful, inspiring new novel about teen mortality and life after death
People dealing with the death of a loved one – especially the unexpected loss of a child, a sibling, or close friend – will get a much needed lift from reading Tomorrow Comes because, on the day that Emma did not open her eyes in our world, they popped open bright and shiny in an after-world so credible and comforting that you soon find yourself hoping that it’s real.
Emma Awakens in AFTER
Emma is a popular, spirited 19-year-old on the threshold of her dreams who dies suddenly in her sleep, from no known cause. The family grieves, the community mourns, but tomorrow comes, and Emma awakens in a place she calls AFTER. While it looks a lot like the Midwest hometown she knew BEFORE, she quickly finds that it is … well … totally different. She is no expert at first, but Emma soon discovers how to connect with her loved ones and also how to “live” without them.
Those left in BEFORE, of course, have no idea that Emma lives on, and they do all the things that grievers do. They plod numbly through the depths of their grief – looking for reason in senseless loss, yearning for respite from inconsolable pain, and ineptly going through the meaningless motions of life. But Emma – with all of her verve and sass and rule-bending ways – figures out how to re-connect. With artful use of Facebook, music, her iPhone, and other handy tools, Emma helps her loved ones get to a better place. Then she can turn to her new acquaintances in AFTER where there is some serious friend-making to do (she hopes!).
A Remarkable Work
This Emma story – a one-of-a-kind work of reality fiction – is a spellbinding account of love and hope put into words, remarkably, by Emma’s mother – a woman drowning in grief who found no other way to cope with Emma’s death than to breathe life back into her and deliver her to a world that sustains her spirit as a living force … a place where Emma’s bright, beautiful star shines on and on.