by Mike H, May 26, 2005 5:14 PM
As Marriage of Sticks opens, Miranda Romanac is preparing to attend her fifteen-year high school reunion. She is hoping to see James Stillman, "the first man I ever loved with an adult heart," only to be informed that he died three years before in a car crash. As a rare-book dealer in New York City, Miranda makes the acquaintance of many interesting people, among them a married man named Hugh Oakley, whom she is soon having an affair with, and Frances Hatch, an amazing woman who regales Miranda with stories of her days as mistress to many of the noted artists in Paris during the twenties. One day Miranda is walking in the city, regarding a letter she just received from Hugh, when across the street she sees a man waving at her... James Stillman.