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As a young woman, the precocious and eternally curious Magda Danvers took the academic world by storm. Then, to everyone's surprise, she married Francis Lake, a mild, midwestern seminarian, who devoted his life to taking care of his charismatic wife. Now, Magda's grave illness puts their marriage to the ultimate test.
"One of her finest books...It is not only a well-written story, but a mature and wise one, affirmative in its vision of love, unblinking in its portrayal of tragic loss."--Atlanta Journal & Constitution