Stonewater by Barbara Gilbert

  Stonewater by Barbara Gilbert

recommended by Emily B

15-year-old Grant, son of high-powered, workaholic lawyers, has always been close to his grandfather, a tough, proud, storytelling old codger. When his grandfather has a stroke and is sent to the Other Wing of his residence home, the one where people aren’t expected to get better, Grant opens a letter entrusted to him years previously. In it, he finds a story, and within that, a request from his grandfather to be allowed to die when his time comes. Will he be able to follow through on his grandfather’s wishes? Should he? Grant agonizes over this responsibility- not one for a child, but one for an adult. A sensitive, nuanced treatment of a difficult but timely topic.

 

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