The Last Leaf: What Do You Tell Your Grandson on the Day You Die? shares the deep and honest conversation that emerges between an elderly man facing the final days of his life and his young grandson. The grandfather, revealing he has kept notebooks that tell the painful stories of his life, asks his grandson to read the stories aloud. As they pass the time together, they cover the gamut of emotions, feelings, fears, and hopes that combine to make a life. The grandfathers lifes story shows Kevin, the grandson, how a turn toward faith makes the difference between a restless life and a life redeemed.
The Last Leaf will appeal to older readers who desire to affirm the wisdom they have acquired by weathering lifes turmoil and travail. Younger readers, eager to find lessons worth absorbing and examples worth emulating, will discover much in The Last Leaf: What Do You Tell Your Grandson on the Day You Die? worthy of their attention.