By: Sunny Reilly
In this novel, we follow the journey of GiGi, a 92-year-old woman who is writing her first book. With encouragement from her long-time best friend, Sara, GiGi collects touching stories and letters from several people who are willing to share and writes about how people can find healing through letter-writing whether the letters are sent or not, even years later. There is even a reference in the book of GiGi deciding to write a thank-you letter herself to a dog she had years before that brought her a lot of comfort during a period of depression. Parts of the book reminded me of the theme of the movie “It’s a Wonderful Life”. GiGi’s age at the time she wrote and had her book published is also significant and matched the age of the actual author, Sunny Reilly: one is never too old to fulfill a dream.