Irish-born Mary Curtin and American Lyle Sullivan met on Lyle’s home soil when Mary was working as an au pair, and they spent most of their marital decades in Ohio. Surprising both themselves and their two grown sons, when retirement looms, the couple decides to move to Galway. Mary, long homesick for the small dailiness of Irish life, finds the move as invigorating as the sea air in her new hometown, while Lyle adjusts more slowly and clumsily.
The real clumsiness, however, is between them. Lyle, it seems, has been a too-reserved and angry