The Song of the Sleeping Grass tells the story of Becky Medina, a woman who was dumped by her soldier husband, and replaced with a new wife. It's sad. It sucks. It is kind of a true story, too.
But the title - where did that come from? I'll tell you. Becky (the book's protagonist) is a music lover. Every hard time that she has had in her life, she can identify with a song. When she meets the person who will help her heal her wounds, she mentions the music that helped her get through the bad times.
But what is the "Sleeping Grass" part about? Well, Becky is Puerto Rican, and having been to the island on vacation, she'd seen the Morivivi plant:
Like the plant, when stricken, Becky closes up tight to protect herself. But not for long - as soon as time and sunlight allow, she spreads herself open again to live - again.
But you be the judge - read The Song of the Sleeping Grass to see just how someone can recover after so painful a heartbreak: