A widowed mother and divorced father navigate the tricky process of combining families when they move in together with their teenage children. The novel takes place in London (with a brief visit to Boston!), and is a thoughtful social comedy.
“Prize-winning author Segal offers no easy answers in this compassionate novel that surprises until the very end.” —Library Journal (starred review)\
“A very smart, soulful, compelling, elegantly written domestic novel about a wedged-together family, and what can go wrong when teenage children decide they have minds (and hormones) of their own.” —Nick Hornby for The Guardian
“A smart and droll domestic drama reminiscent of the work of those two magical Lauries, Laurie Colwin and Lorrie Moore.” —Fresh Air, NPR