From the New York Times bestselling author-a momentous new novel about a family suddenly thrown together
Callie Perry is a successful family photographer living in upstate New York. She adores her two daughters, has great friends, and actually doesn't mind that her workaholic husband gets home at 9 p.m. every night-that is, when he's not traveling six months out of the year.
Callie's younger sister, Steff, on the other hand, has never grown up. She's a free spirit, living in downtown Manhattan and bouncing between jobs and boyfriends. Lately, she's been working as a vegan chef, even though she can't cook.
Lila Grossman is Callie's best friend and has finally met the man of her dreams. Eddie has two wonderful children, but also a drama queen ex-wife who hates Lila. And then there are Callie and Steff's parents, Walter Cutler and Honor Pitman. Divorced for thirty years, they rarely speak to each other.
The lives of these colorful characters intersect when they each receive a shocking note that summons them together for one extraordinary summer in Maine and changes their lives forever. This novel is about the hard choices we have to face, about having to be your parents' child long after you've grown up, and about the enduring nature of love.
Get Your Tissues Ready
First of all, the description of the book above is incorrect. The book takes place in NY (not Maine) and there is no shocking note that brings everyone together for one summer. There is nothing at all like that in this book.
This is what the book is about- Family, love, illness, loss, sisterhood, friendship, family and grief.
This is a guy-wrenching book and I cried almost the whole way through. If you have a sister, you will cry too. It is a good book but I would have liked to know that it was going to be so incredibly sad. It was emotionally exhausting and I found myself sad even when I wasn't listening to this book.
Jane Green is great but just know I warned you . . .
Amazing from start to finish
I was so excited for this book and I was no disappointed. The characters are so well written and have so much depth that you feel like you really know them. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll actually buy the hard copy of the book for the recipes (I did). It was amazing and the narration was great as well.