“Fans of Jojo Moyes will love We Are All Made of Stars” (Good Housekeeping). “A beautiful web of a book” (Jodi Picoult), this life-affirming novel tells an unforgettable story about second chances, the power of words, and the resilience of the heart.
A dedicated nurse, Stella finds comfort at the hospice where she works the late shift, especially since her husband returned from Afghanistan—cold, distant, and shattered by painful memories he refuses to share. The hospice at night is another world, where the dying receive closure by creating the letters that Stella helps them write. The pages are filled with love and humor, sometimes regret, and, occasionally, even instructions for a perplexed husband on how to run appliances. There’s one rule: The letters are mailed only after the patient has passed.
Suddenly Stella is faced with a dilemma: A woman under her care, Grace, has written a confession to the son she abandoned many years before. The letter clearly needs to be read before Grace dies. But if Stella mails it now, she breaks the rule—and risks tampering not only with Grace’s wishes but also with fate.
Navigating passion and grief, loyalty and loss, and a marriage threatened by silence and secrets, Stella discovers that letters hold a special power: granting solace, saving memories, nurturing relationships. As the words endure, love redeems.
Praise for We Are All Made of Stars
“A beautiful web of a book that reminds us of how we are all connected, and how to die—and live—without regrets. Is that a tear in my eye? No, that’s a tear in your eye.”—Jodi Picoult, New York Times bestselling author of Leaving Time and The Storyteller
“We Are All Made of Stars will break your heart and put the pieces back together—fans of Jojo Moyes’s Me Before You, this one is right up your alley.”—Refinery29
“Coleman uses several voices and perspectives to turn a potentially dark story into one filled with light. Fans of Jojo Moyes will love this beautifully written, deeply engaging novel that understands death and celebrates life.” —Booklist (starred review)
“A powerful, emotional read.”—RT Reviews
“Fans of Jojo Moyes will love We Are All Made of Stars.”—Good Housekeeping
“Coleman has written a poignant story that examines the value of life, love, and forgiveness. . . . A tear-jerking but ultimately uplifting story.”—Kirkus Reviews
From the Hardcover edition.
We Are All Made of Stars
First time reading this author. All in all I enjoyed this book. At first I was confused by the different letters because they didn’t remain characters in the book. But finally I found my way and became invested in the story. I would read this author again.
Moves your heart
I was so moved by the tender stories and glimpses into the lives of those dealing with a loss of a loved.
Having experienced that process with my family and a dear friend, I realize how special hospice workers are for all.
Loved the concept of writing final words to those you love.
A very thought provoking book
This is quite unlike anything I’ve read before, but in a good way. Most of the book is set during very difficult periods of the lives of the characters, looking death squarely in the eye. Yet there is the fight to find life & love before time runs out.