A JUNE INDIE NEXT PICK
A smart and lively novel. --Jess Walter, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Beautiful Ruins
Austenesque...this goes down as easily as an Aperol spritz. --Publishers Weekly
With her keen eye for human foibles and emotional truth, humor and deep feeling, acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Therese Anne Fowler delivers a stylish, insightful take on the dysfunctional family dramedy.
Meet the Geller sisters: Beck, Claire, and Sophie, a trio of strong-minded women whose pragmatic mother, Marti, will be dying soon.
Beck, the eldest, is a freelance journalist whose marriage has long been devoid of passion, and she's recently begun to suspect that her husband, Paul, is hiding something from her. Though middle sister Claire is an accomplished pediatric cardiologist, her own heart is a mess, and her unrequited love for the wrong man is slowly destroying her. And while Sophie, the youngest, appears to have an Instagram-ready life of glamorous work and travel, her true existence is a cash-strapped house of cards that may fall at any moment.
But Marti's will surprises them with its provision that the family's summer cottage in Maine must be sold, the proceeds split equally between the three sisters. While there's a ready buyer in C.J. Reynolds, he's an ex-con with a complicated past and a tangled history with one of the women.
Choices and consequences, mistakes and misapprehensions, obligations and desires: before long, everyone in this cast of indelible characters will have to come to terms with the ways their lives have turned out differently than they expected, as well as the secrets they've been keeping from each other--and themselves.