Four older women have a lifelong friendship of the best kind: loving, practical, frank, and steadfast. But when Sylvie dies, the ground shifts for the remaining three. They are Jude, a once-famous restaurateur; Wendy, a public intellectual; and Adele, a renowned actress now mostly out of work. When the grieving women gather at Sylvie's old beach house to clean it out before it is sold, fraying tempers, an elderly dog, unwelcome guests, and too much wine collide in a storm that brings long-buried hurts to the surface. Can they survive together without her?