Lynn, in a blink-of-the-eye event, loses the person dearest in the world to her--her husband. This tragedy starts Lynn out on both a spiritual search, in which she delves into meditation and Eastern religion, and a path of self-destruction. Things start to go better for Lynn, however, when, as a way of looking outside of herself, she volunteers at a suicide-prevention hotline and begins to develop a relationship with a caller! Or do they? Numbering Stars is an elegiac love story, an exploration of life and meaning, and a suspenseful read rolled into one. It is ultimately about a woman who is struggling with faith under the onus of loss--who keeps trying and failing and trying again.