A true story, this book is beautifully, lyrically told of an encounter, with a baby gray whale that she reunited with it's mother. Much more than that, however, it's a gorgeous and even spiritual description of the ocean and the life it holds. Also, it's a subtle yet inescapable statement on the power of optimism and faith - not religious faith, but something far grander. She expresses her faith that it is a marvel and a blessing to be alive, to be able to encounter and connect with life - in all its forms.
I read this book twice in 2012 and cried with joy at the end each time. Having come out of the hospital after a near-death surgery, this was the perfect book to remind me how precious life - all life - truly is.
Read this very special book.