The Stars Are Made of Tears by Kathleen Martin features three disparate women facing a major upheaval in their respective lives. Dell is a new mother who is suffering from a postpartum depression that threatens her marriage. Gladys, who was kept indoors by her mother since childhood, is now compelled to venture outside for the first time in 50 years. Monica has worked in overdrive as an underwriter for ten years. After making some very costly mistakes, her company forces her to take a few weeks off. Her vacation soon turns into a nightmare.
These women are initially unknown to each other but they eventually cross paths and that meeting changes the course of their lives in the most unexpected way.
“The Stars are Made of Tears is a careful, well-written character study of the three central women. Their mental health issues and histories have obviously been well-researched and Kathleen Martin does an excellent job of showing various mental illnesses in their rawest and truest form. The scenes where characters are having breakdowns are superbly written and feel very accurate and honest.” Online Book Club