Having reached a certain age, this story resonated with me as my family prepares themselves for the inevitable loss of our aging parents. The claiming and clearing of the family "heirlooms" can be a difficult and contentious process for those left behind. This work was interesting and thought-provoking, suggesting ways for each family member to come to terms with their loss, understanding their place in the family, both in the past and moving forward. At just under 300 pages, it was an easy read. Recommended.