Lillian’s List is a stunningly honest, bittersweet, and unapologetic look at the life of a wife and mother who leaves a gap in the lives of friends and family after she passes away from cancer. Her husband of thirty years, Jerry, is the primary griever. Lillian prepares for his grief by creating lists so he can manage life after her passing, including candidates for his remarriage! Additionally, the lives that Lillian has touched are examined, including the far-reaching aftereffects that her death has caused.
Author Salters explores love and grief from the angle of one who has experienced it. He creates the understanding that life must go on and that families and communities exist in order to pull together in times of celebration and crisis. His characters are finely drawn and detailed realistically, perfect in their imperfections. In Lillian’s List, the reader has been given a lesson on the unselfish devotion that love should encompass, recounted with humor and passion.