Lois Cahall’s last conversation with her mother was lively and quick — a burst of updates and jokes and teasing and a rushed goodbye: Mom, I love you, I’ve got to run, I’m in New York, I’ll call you at 5 …
A couple of hours later, when Lois called back, her stepfather answered.
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‘Court of the Myrtles’
Lois Cahall’s new novel, released this week, is about two women who meet every Friday morning in a cemetery. One is grieving over the tragic and early death of her mother. The other, mourning the loss of her daughter, shepherds the younger woman through the stages of grief — and the possibility of heaven. Published by Bloomsbury Press, it is available as an ebook at amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com ($4.39 to $8.99) and also as a paperback book ($11.99) at amazon.com and in bookstores.