Astrid Strick is experiencing an unusual crisis of confidence. After a random traffic accident stirs up uncomfortable memories, the perennially poised and controlling sixty-eight-year-old widow is questioning all of her life decisions, especially her parenting. Not that her three adult children are in perilous predicaments, but pregnant Porter needs to grow up, eldest Elliot needs to loosen up, and Nicky needs to straighten up.
As Astrid sets about righting past wrongs, she is accompanied by her new roommate, granddaughter Cecelia, who at thirteen knows all about a lack of confidence.
A charming, funny beach read.
What Other Reviewers Say
Ann Patchett: “Brimming with kindness, forgiveness, humor, and love, and yet (magically) also a page-turner that held me captive until it was finished. This is Emma Straub’s best and the world will love it.”
Who Wrote It
Emma Straub is The New York Times -best selling author of The Vacationers, Modern Lovers, and Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures. She and her husband own Books Are Magic, an independent bookstore in Brooklyn, New York.