In this fascinating exploration of a complex mother-daughter relationship, Elizabeth Wood comes to terms with her mother’s flaws and eccentricities in order to make peace with her impending death. Wood also shines a necessary spotlight on the myriad bureaucracies within our health care system which make navigating illness challenging and often dehumanizing. A smartly written, thought provoking read.

~ Heather Frimmer, MD, author of Bedside Manners: A Novel