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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (3,032 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Deborah Wiles Narrator: Kim Mai Guest Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Ten year old Comfort Snowberger has attended 247 funerals. But that’s not surprising, considering her family runs the town funeral home. And even though Great-uncle Edisto keeled over with a heart attack and Great-great-aunt Florentine dropped dead, just like that, six months later, Comfort knows how to deal with loss, or so she thinks. She’s more concerned with avoiding her crazy cousin Peach and trying to figure out why her best friend, Declaration, suddenly won’t talk to her. Life is full of surprises. And the biggest one of all is learning what it takes to handle them.

Deborah Wiles has created a unique, funny, and utterly real cast of characters in this heartfelt and quintessentially Southern coming of age novel. Comfort will charm young readers with her wit, her warmth, and her struggles as she learns about life, loss, and ultimately, triumph.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A memorable tribute to the joys of living.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • “Wiles succeeds wonderfully in capturing ‘the messy glory’ of grief and life.”


  • “As she faces the changes that life throws her way, Comfort grabs onto the reader’s heart and refuses to let it go.”


  • A 2005 National Book Award Finalist

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Laura | 2/19/2014

    " Picked this up randomly at the library - it would be a great book to read out loud to your kids if you can get through it without being too choked up. I probably couldn't. The names of the characters kind of bothered me because I kept thinking they should somehow be symbolic but couldn't quite figure out how. Kind of gave me a headache. And I hate how things ended with Declaration - it seemed kind of truncated. But I'm glad I read it. I'd assign it maybe to kids in 4-6th grade maybe? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Caroline | 2/7/2014

    " this book was sad :( "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jan Staheli | 2/7/2014

    " Comfort Snowberger's family owns and runs the town funeral home, and Comfort has an easy attitude towards death, until first her great-uncle Edisto, then her great-great-aunt Florentine, then her beloved dog Dismay all die. She must re-examine her feelings, not only about death, but also about her cousin Peach who is a thorn in her side, and about being thankful for what you have, while you have it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jack | 2/4/2014

    " I thought it was a pretty good book, but it was sort of sad. I liked the fact that it had a lot of interesting characters. Peach was my favorite because he's kind of funny. "

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