“People without children thought that having a newborn was the hardest part of parenthood, that upside down, the day is night twilight zone feedings and toothless wails. But parents knew better. Parents knew that the hardest part of parenthood was figuring out how to do the right thing in 24 hours a day, forever, and surviving all the times you failed.”
All Adults Here is a lovely story of 68-year old Astrid who sees a woman she has known and disliked for decades, get hit by a bus and die. After witnessing the accident Astrid remembers an incident from her early parenting days that she regrets, and then begins to question how she relates to people and especially how she has related to her children. The book doesn't make any earth shattering revelations, but reading a story about people who are willing to learn and grow from mistakes is hopeful and satisfying!
⭐⭐⭐/5 on GoodReads (see our RipeReads group!)
Hardcover 368 pages, Audiobook 11 hours.