A novel about characters who suffer from family.
Don't we all suffer from a bad case of Family every now and then? If mama isn't happy, no one is happy, or so the sentiment goes. But the reality is when one kid is a mess, everyone is a mess.
So, while Marilyn and David are madly and deeply in love after 40 years together, their four daughters are all in varying stages of chaos and drama. One is teetering on alcoholism and has a bad habit of picking up younger men. One is riddled with anxiety and wrestles with crippling self-doubt because of a dark moment in her past. One is pregnant with a baby, and not in the happy way; she's not sure she wants a baby or the man that comes along with a baby. And the youngest daughter has the deepest secret of all.
The novel spans half a century and explores the bonds of marriage, sisterhood, parents & children; it is the story of one family's becoming.