Rosie Mortimer, celebrity gardener with a successful TV show, has a pleasantly uneventful life with her undemanding beau. Her gay son and his partner live nearby. When her estranged daughter, Susannah, product of a fractured family, returns to Rosie’s Connecticut town with her husband, a former priest, to open a restaurant, the tense relationships among these three build to a near-tragedy. Rosie is forced to face the mistakes and failures that have plagued her—and Susannah, who has her own demons, learns to forgive.
“Wit, imagination, inspired improvisation, and daring: Kitty Burns Florey has all of the above.” —Los Angeles Herald Examiner
“A fascinating cast of characters inhabits an appealing tale of mothers and daughters, love and hate, gardening and food.” —Hartford Courant
Kitty Burns Florey is the author of ten novels and two works of nonfiction as well as many essays and short stories. Born in Syracuse, she has lived in Boston, Brooklyn, and New Haven. She now lives in Amherst, Massachusetts.