After thirty-four years of marriage, Margy Adams signs her final divorce papers, and immediately plunges into a guilt-ridden recovery. Not knowing how to deal with the shadows and shame of the past or three decades of loneliness and deceit, she looks for ways to move forward as a single woman.
She flounders until she enrolls in a writing class where the Pulitzer Prize-winning author encourages: "If you don't tell your story, it will be buried with you-lost forever."
The floodgates open as Margy writes honestly about the trauma of her past and the secret she guards. Margy opens her heart about her adopted daughter, born in the pioneer days of surrogacy. She gives gut-wrenching details about the birth of an extreme preemie, her second daughter.
Margy's life tapestry threads the challenges of addiction and adultery into her story as she strives to find answers and authenticity. With philosophical musings, she finally accepts the universal truths about life-it is messy and complicated. Through the redemptive power of writing, Margy finds understanding and peace, realizing that the past, present and future are forever entwined.
In her series of stories gathered together in My Almost Cashmere Life, Margy Adams becomes a voice for the Baby Boomer generation who were trapped between the world of traditional values and the emerging, liberated world of feminism. This new author pens a cautionary and timely tale that ultimately presents us with a book about redemption, courage, love and forgiveness.