Sunday, 16 June 2019

Review - Let's Hope for the Best by Carolina Setterwall

Title -  Let's Hope for the Best

Author - Carolina Setterwall

Translated by - Elizabeth Clark Wessel

Publisher -  Bloomsbury

Pages - 380


The last night, I fall asleep believing we have thousands of days ahead of us. We don't. This night is our last night.

One evening, Carolina says good night to her partner, Aksel. Things have been tough for both of them recently, especially with an eight-month-old son to raise. So when Aksel dies unexpectedly in the night, Carolina's world is turned upside down.

Based on the author's own experiences, Let's Hope for the Best details the small moments of life before and after tragedy. It's a story about motherhood, family and the difficulties of loving someone who is distant, and then who is gone. Brave and unsparing, packed with emotion and humanity, it is about how the life we envisage for ourselves can be altered in an instant.

What if one moment changed everything you've ever known?

Summary: one morning when new mother Carolina wakes up beside her son and enters to wake her husband Aksel and finds him dead.


Carolina’s partner Aksel dies suddenly due to cardiac arrest, Carolina is devastated. leaving her the single parent of a baby. 
She now has to re-invent herself and learn to keep on living without him.
The Book takes us through the trajectory of Carolina’s loss, and her life after it. 
She is very self-analytical and brutally honest about her own shortcomings.

The first part of the book is about both the hours and days after the death and about how Carolina and her husband met, fell in love, moved together and got children. It is a wise approach to revive widespread events with early love.

The second part of the book is about two years after Aksel's (Carolina's Husband) death, and how Carolina is trying to find back. 

The book is slow but amazing author tried to present each every detail to make this book beautiful.

Thank you, Bloomsbury India  for the Advance Review copy.


Cover: 4/5
Blurb: 4/5
Plot: 3.5/5
Overall: 4/5

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