Aaron Wolcott is perfectly content in his perfectly ordinary
marriage until it ends unexpectedly with the tragic death of his wife. When she
appears to him at various times following her death, Adam begins a journey of
self-discovery that is both troubling and healing. He is now forced to deal with the physical handicaps that have shaped (or mis-shaped) his body and psyche since childhood, affecting every relationship along his path. Aaron's road to healing is also one that enlarges his capacity for love.
Anne Tyler, one of our beloved regional authors and a Pulitzer Prize winner (Breathing Lessons), has written an entertaining and reflective postmortem of a marriage that leaves the reader, as well as her characters, feeling fine.