I have just this moment finished Colorado kid and felt that the book chose me.. Sounds odd I know and maybe we look for patterns where there are none! I myself have just found out the father of my son died 16 months ago. I didn't know he was dead, we had separated some 5 years before. The passage that grabbed me most was when one of the old geezers said to steffi we don't know if we have done the best we could do and we are haunted by it or something to that effect. The book will stay in my mind for awhile I think!