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When beloved Southern gentleman and family man Leonard Strickland dies suddenly, his wife Nell and her two grown daughters are devastated. As each woman begins to view her life, her past, and the possibilities of the future with new eyes, each belatedly discovers that life and death are impossible to plan, and that the past that has kept them apart can now bring them closer.
"A big, entertaining novel...Rich in character and place and humanity...Gail Godwin is a wonderful writer."--The Boston Globe