The Bergman clan has always stuck together, growing as it incorporated in-laws, ex-in-laws, and same-sex spouses. But families don't just grow, they grow old, and the clan's matriarch, Joy, is not slipping into old age with the quiet grace her children, Molly and Daniel, would have wished. When Joy's husband dies, Molly and Daniel have no shortage of solutions for their mother's loneliness and despair, but there is one challenge they did not count on: the reappearance of an ardent suitor from Joy's college days. And in Catherine Schine's wise yet comic novel, they didn't count on Joy herself, a mother suddenly as willful and rebellious as their own kids.
"[This] is a great read: empathetic, and also very, very funny." ?Roz Chast