Jude and Nina are in love. We’ve all heard this before, the typical love story, but then, Jude dies. He wakes up in a waiting room, just a regular room. Out the windows, he can see Nina living her life, like a reality television show. Her grief, her pain, her moving on….
The receptionist, a grouchy woman named Ruth, won’t give any information, just gives him a pamphlet. Usually you leave the Waiting Room less than an hour after they arrive, but Jude waits year after year.
A few basic principles of the Waiting Room:
-You leave when your name is called.
-You can’t leave any earlier.
-When you leave, you are reborn in a new life.
Most of the book is focused on the Waiting Room. When Nina and Jude are reborn, their lives are only described in a few pages. Then it either skips to the next life…
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