‘A Hundred Small Lessons’ Proves the Best Things in Life Aren’t Things

‘A Hundred Small Lessons’ Proves the Best Things in Life Aren’t Things

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A Hundred Small Lessons is a gently powerful novel from Ashley Hay about life, death, past, present, and finding the extraordinary in the everyday.    The lives of elderly Elsie Gormley and young mother Lucy Kiss are tied together by one house. Elsie has recently moved into a retirement home and her children have sold the house in which she lived all her adult life, since marrying her husband Clem. It is the house in which she raised her children, the place where she lived after Clem’s death nearly forty years prior to the events of the novel. Lucy and her husband Ben have …