I remember hearing about the Ocean Ranger disaster back when it happened. I can only imagine what it would have been like to lose a family member in such an unecessary way!
This book is the examination of the disaster's effect on Helen, whose husband Cal was one of those lost on the Ocean Ranger. The story hops around to different periods in Helen's life before and after the Ocean Ranger's demise. Most of all though, we're party to Helen's reminiscence of her life with Cal and her life without Cal.
I love the way it's written, kind of like the way I think, basically straight-forward with the odd veer off to the left or right and then back on the straight and narrow! The book involves some transitions, they kind of trigger the reflections, and the book ends in the appropriate place.
Very good book, I recommend it!