Valencia and Valentine
VALENCIA DOESN'T THINK ABOUT DEATH TOO MUCH—IF ANYTHING, NO ONE ELSE THINKS ABOUT IT ENOUGH.
When Valencia’s therapist challenges her to take a flight on her thirty-fifth birthday, she's at a loss for where to go—until she falls in love with a man over the phone at the debt collection center where she works. The problem is, she’s not entirely sure the man exists...and she’s deathly afraid of getting on an airplane.
Mrs. Valentine isn’t afraid to fly—she’s been everywhere there is to go. And on one of those trips, her own worst fear came true: she lost the love of her life.
The only thing Valencia and Mrs. Valentine have in common is death—one fears it, one has made peace with it. But maybe they both still have a thing or two to learn about it...
“Despite themes of loneliness, loss, and mental illness, Krause manages to infuse her tale with charm and gentle humor.” —Booklist