“The Brilliant Life of Eudora Honeysett” by Annie Lyons is a moving, sad, and joyous novel. Eudora is an elderly woman ready to leave this moronic world. She comically finds fault with so many daily events and is ready to end her life. At eighty-five, she isn’t going to leave things to chance. Her end will be on her own terms and she has initiated the process with a clinic in Switzerland.
Rose is a ten-year-old girl who moves into the house next door. She is a whirling, pint-sized rainbow of sparkling cheer. Rose introduces Eudora to a series of adventures and to Stanley, who is a recent widower. This unique trio of BFFs grows closer through their many adventures and they anxiously await the arrival of Rose’s new baby sister.
As the story develops, Eudora has to come to terms with a loveless, sad childhood as well as the pain of losing her father during World War II. Now there is happiness in her life. How can Eudora say goodbye to living?
“The Brilliant Life of Eudora Honeysett” is available at the Huron County Library.