Title Profile & Character Information

The Obituary Writer

Annotation
In 1919, Vivien Lowe still hunts for a lover lost in the Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906 even as she writes obituaries to help herself and others become reconciled to loss. Readers eventually uncover her connection to Claire, a young wife and mother who on the day of JFKs inauguration considers whether she should leave her safe, airless marriage for the man she loves. Theres a reading group guide and a seven-city tour for best-selling author Hood.

Characters
NameClair
GenderFemale
TraitsPregnant
Married

NameVivien
GenderFemale

GenreSuspense
Young adult fiction
Historical
TopicsWomen
History
Grief
Loss
Love-hate relationships
Mysteries
Love
SettingSan Francisco, California
California