In 2001, Susan Avitzour lost her eighteen-year-old daughter Timora to leukemia, after a six-year struggle. In her memoir, she grapples with many of the profound personal, philosophical, and spiritual questions with which bereaved parents struggle for years, if not for the rest of their lives. Using narrative and a personal and philosophical journal, Ms. Avitzour draws us deeply into her family's world during the "long, wrong years" of her daughter's illness, and into her own emotional, intellectual, and spiritual journey in their aftermath. She addresses topics that range from food to fun to forgiveness, from pain to purpose to prayer, and ultimately to the challenge of affirming faith and love in an unpredictable, and often cruel, universe. In doing so, she has created a book that will offer invaluable assistance and support not only to bereaved families, but to anyone faced with life s inevitable challenges and trials.