How would you like to be remembered?

On Thursday, one of my Ones to Read in 2014 is published – Hannah Beckerman’s The Dead Wife’s Handbook. To celebrate it’s publication, Hannah asked people who’d already read the book to get involved in a little project. Here’s the result:

‘Today is my death anniversary. A year ago today I was still alive.’

Rachel, Max and their daughter Ellie had the perfect life – until the night Rachel’s heart stopped beating.

Now Max and Ellie are doing their best to adapt to life without Rachel, and just as her family can’t forget her, Rachel can’t quite let go of them either. Caught in a place between worlds, Rachel watches helplessly as she begins to fade from their lives. And when Max is persuaded by family and friends to start dating again, Rachel starts to understand that dying was just the beginning of her problems.

As Rachel grieves for the life she’s lost and the life she’ll never lead, she learns that sometimes the thing that breaks your heart might be the very thing you hope for.

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Come back on Thursday for a full review and the chance to win a signed copy of the book. (If you click on the cover, it’ll take you to the website that shall not be named, if you want to pre-order and guarantee it’ll be your weekend read. I’m not on commission, honest, I just think it’s a good book.)

In the mean time, you can find out more on Hannah’s website:, where she has an excellent blog. Or follow her on Twitter: @hannahbeckerman (she’s very chatty, you’ll like her!)

0 thoughts on “How would you like to be remembered?

  1. I like the variety of responses in the vid: nicely done. Thematically, this reminds me of Lisa Moore’s February, just based on what you’ve said, and I’m curious to see more of the actual writing and what makes it beautiful.

    • I haven’t heard of that; I’m off to look it up now. You can read the first two chapters of the novel, there’s a link on my Ones to Read in 2014 post.