For Julia, loss isn't just part of her life, it IS her life. And yet, in reading "Leaves", I got so roped in, bound up in the complexities, hoping that not only would her loss and rejection end, but that she would find the One who would walk her through it. (Isn't that what He does? We want him to take it all away, and yet it seems he goes there with us.) And then I realized, while we still live on earth, while we are still breathing and living and doing, there will always be loss. It's not IF. It's WHEN. Whether it be through our own personal choices, or choices someone else has made, it still has to be dealt with, walked through. It may not be in the way Julia experienced it, it may be so subtle, that only WE know it. Because of our own personal hurts - and because there are books like "Leaves" to show us, I hope we can figure out how to love each other - and the 'Julia's' around us a little more. I am online right to buy Summer Snow. And I know I won't be able to receive it as quickly as I will be reading it!