Stella in Heaven: Almost a Novel
Roger Folger, age 61, recently lost his wife, Stella, but her spirit hasn't wandered far. In an all-too-earthly way, Roger converses at will with her disembodied voice in the privacy of the home they shared for many years, and you can bet Stella talks back. Roger fills her in on the latest about their kids and neighbors, while she tells Roger what heaven's like - picture the Ritz-Carlton in Florida, managed by Saint Peter. Stella worries that Roger is lonely, and decides that he needs a new woman in his life. But once he begins to date, Stella grows jealous. She can't help wondering what a second Mrs. Folger will mean for her and Roger - both in this world and the next. With his signature wry humor, Buchwald delivers a comic gem of a novel, a guaranteed delight for his many fans.