Synopses & Reviews
Anne Tyler masterfully explores issues of love, loss, family and identity as she tells the story of 55 year-old widow Rebecca, who is asking whether she has betrayed her own destiny as she finds herself in the midst of her husband's endlessly gregarious, extended family. "Out of the emotional confusions spawned by dislocated, dysfunctional families, Anne Tyler has produced, yet again, a scintillating comedy of manners" "Sunday Telegraph".
After losing her husband in a motor accident, at 53 Rebecca asks herself whether she is an imposter in her own life. Is she really the joyous and outgoing celebrator that her family think she is? What would have happened if she'd married her college sweetheart? And should she try to find him again?