I won this book through a Goodreads giveaway. I wanted to like this book more than I did but it just wasn't for me. It's a lovely little story dealing with two women in very different time periods and how they deal with grief and regret. I usually enjoy reading about women's issues but I didn't connect with the characters. However I liked Vivien the best and I found myself hurrying through Claire's story to get to Vivien's. Although not my cup of tea, I know a lot of people will love The Obituary Writer and it will probably become a popular book club selection.