A droll and poignant novel of family dysfunction, certain to be relished by Anne Tyler and Alice Hoffman fans. April Stevens' spare prose and ear for the varied vernacular of life-styles and generations make her debut novel a wonderfully appealing, and quietly penetrating, study in remembrance and regeneration.
Augusta finds herself falling into a deep depression after her cheating husband walks out on her and their family. Now it is up to her estranged son, pot smoking son, and his peculiar live in girlfriend to help her find herself once again. Steven sheds light on the importance of family and the psychological ties of family dynamics.