The Collected Regrets of Clover

Mikki Brammer

The Collected Regrets of Clover
Format
Paperback
Publisher
Penguin Random House Australia
Country
Australia
Published
30 April 2024
Pages
320
ISBN
9780143779018

The Collected Regrets of Clover

Mikki Brammer

In her work as a 'death doula', Clover Brooks ushers people peacefully through their last days, collecting their final words into three notebooks- ADVICE, CONFESSIONS and REGRETS.

But Clover spends so much time with the dying that she's forgotten how to live . . .

Can her clients' hard-won wisdom - and the inspiring love story of a spirited old woman named Claudia - show Clover the way to a happy ending?

After all, what's the point of giving someone a beautiful death if you can't give yourself a beautiful life?

Review

Clover is no stranger to death. They first met when her kindergarten teacher suddenly died during a reading of Peter Rabbit. Then her parents died in a boating accident, their bodies never to be found. Years later, Clover has become a death doula, providing guidance and companionship to those dying, and helping them navigate end-of-life processes. However, in her comfort with death, Clover has forgotten what life has to offer.

When joy, love, and peace always seemed so far out of reach, suddenly – call it fate, a god, or some other mystic force beyond our control – Clover is brought into the path of those who will change her life. There is Sylvie, her new neighbour, who is intent upon becoming Clover’s best friend; Sebastian, a cute boy who brings Clover out of the cocoon she’s built to protect herself from her fear and her excitement; and Claudia, Sebastian’s grandmother, whose wise words and inspiring stories of her youth ignite something deep in Clover’s dark and lonely heart.

Although at first this seems like a book about death and tragedy, it subtly and beautifully reveals itself to be a celebration of life instead. With every passing, Clover records her clients’ last words – their advice, their confessions, and their regrets. With each dying word, Clover’s heart is filled with a sense of urgency to lead a worthy and fulfilling life, one overflowing with beauty, love, and friendship.

Mikki Brammer’s debut is a heart- warming, bittersweet push to take risks and seize every opportunity life throws your way. She implores the reader to laugh every time like it’s the first time; to love someone with all your heart, no matter how many times it’s been broken in the past; to make mistakes, but to live with as few regrets as possible; and to live like there’s no tomorrow.

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