Margaret Hawkins is the author of two previous novels, A YEAR OF CATS AND DOGS and HOW TO SURVIVE A NATURAL DISASTER, and a memoir about her sister,AFTER SCHIZOPHRENIA: The Story of My Sister’s Reawakening. She also writes for the Chicago Sun-Times and teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
In this page-turner that manages to be both charming and thought-provoking, Lydia is preparing for her annual Bleak Midwinter Bash. At this party, she and her closest female friends eat, drink and bond. This year, however, Lydia is also preparing to rock their world with an announcement that will change their lives forever.