This novel follows several members of an extended family living in New York’s Hudson Valley. The widowed matriarch of the family is in a surprising new relationship, her single daughter is expecting a baby, and her teenage granddaughter is living with her to escape troubles at her old school. These are just a few of the characters explored in this warm, charming story full of flawed but lovable people. This book is a nice mix of comedy and drama, and I loved the descriptions of the small town where they all live.
“The perfect book to read during quarantine if your family is driving you crazy . . . a layered love story that examines, and ultimately celebrates, the modern, multigenerational family dynamic.”—Parade
“‘Literary sunshine’ is a good way to think of Straub’s work. Her writing and tone are consistently bright and straightforward; her approach to character is warm and generous……..”—The New York Times
“Undeniably pleasing . . . a kind of thinking-person’s beach read that’s maybe all the better for arriving in these strange, landlocked times.”—Entertainment Weekly