A "Time" Book of the Year
A "Washington Post Book World" Notable Book
For the Kellehers, Maine is a place where children run in packs, showers are taken outdoors, and old Irish songs are sung around a piano. As three generations of women arrive at the family's beach house, each brings her own hopes and fears. Maggie is thirty-two and pregnant, waiting for the perfect moment to tell her imperfect boyfriend the news; Ann Marie, a Kelleher by marriage, is channeling her domestic frustration into a dollhouse obsession and an ill-advised crush; Kathleen, the black sheep, never wanted to set foot in the cottage again; and Alice, the matriarch at the center of it all, would trade every floorboard for a chance to undo the events of one night, long ago.
About the Author
J. Courtney Sullivan is the author of the "New York Times" best-selling novel "Commencement." Her writing has appeared in "The New York Times Book Review," the "Chicago Tribune," "New York," "Elle," "Glamour," "Allure," and "Men's Vogue," among others. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.