The Collected Regrets of Clover

Macmillan Audio. May 2023. 10:21 hrs. ISBN 9781250900425. $26.99. F
Death has long been a part of Clover Brooks’s life. She saw her teacher die when she was in kindergarten, and her parents died when she was just six years old. Her loving grandfather raised her, but when he dies she is unable to be by his side. So Clover decides to become a death doula, devoting herself to witnessing people’s last moments and giving them beautiful deaths. Then she meets Claudia, a feisty new client who challenges Clover to examine her priorities, dispatching her on a cross-country road trip to find Claudia’s long-lost love. Brammer’s debut novel is an exploration of grief, isolation, and moving on. Jennifer Pickens provides a nuanced narration of Clover that perfectly mirrors the character’s journey—gentle, compassionate, anxious, and full of joy. Pickens’s narration of cheeky Claudia, who forces Clover to get out of her comfort zone and live her life, provides spot-on comedic relief. Listeners will enjoy a conversation with the author at the end as well.
VERDICT Audiences will be cheering Clover on as she bravely navigates new relationships and experiences. Share with fans of Matt Haig’s The Midnight Library or Gail Honeyman’s Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine.
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