KARISSA & FELIX is, at its heart, a book about finding hope after loss, and the idea that the essence of who we are lives on in the hearts and memories of those we love. Karissa and Grandfather Felix love the beach, birds, and sea glass. When Grandfather begins to roam, can't find his way home, they have to leave the beach. In the city, Karissa becomes friends with a crow she names Felix. Like Grandfather, he has only one leg. When Karissa finds out that forever is a very long time to miss somebody you love, Felix brings her a very special gift, the gift of hope. This is a story that will provide an opening for that difficult, yet necessary conversation about death that all families must have at some time.