Our Short History by Lauren Grodstein

A lovely story about Karen Neulander who is diagnosed with terminal cancer and is trying to ensure that her six year old son, Jacob, will have people in place to love him after she’s gone. Her sister is her rock and helps her come to terms with how to allow her son’s father into his life after he deserted Karen upon learning of her pregnacy. What I liked about the book is that there are no villains – just ordinary people struggling with what it means to really love.