The main character of Sussman's book discovers she has cancer and is going to die very soon. She is a mother of a teenager, and has no other family around. As I read I kept thinking, "How can this story end well?" This is going to be maudlin and mushy and sad.
While there were A LOT of forays into discussions on love and dying, it was an interesting and meaningful read. One that will stay with me for a long time.