40. A House Among the Trees by Julia Glass
Tommy’s life has been intertwined with famous children’s author Mort Lear ever since she first met him on a playground as a child. Now 40 years later, she has spent most of her adult life serving as his assistant and attending to his personal needs as his housemate. Now after his death she is surprised to find that he has left her in charge of his estate in his will with entirely new instructions of what to do with it than he had planned prior to his demise. Now she has to figure out how to move on with her life and pick up the pieces of what Mort left her with.
I was really not in the mood to read a book about a woman giving up her entire life for a man who never gave her anything in return. That very much colored my views of this book. I give it a 6 out of 10.