Why is it I always hug Anne Enright books the moment after I finish them, sometimes earlier? What a way to begin the new year, humbled and heartbroken after finishing The Gathering. I put off the ending for weeks, afraid of the vulnerability or jealous of her superb writing perhaps. Now that 2013 is here, I knew it was time. It was time to finish the last pages, to embrace something I love so dearly. Yes, embrace husband. Yes, embrace kids. But there will never be another Anne Enright, another favorite author that moves me to hugging her printed word. Thank you, Anne Enright. You’ve already made 2013 spectacular.