|Pages/Publication Date:||220 / 2010|
Uncomfortable with the fit of her life now that she's in the middle of it, long-married Nan gets into her car one night and just goes—driving across the country on back roads, following the moon. Writing in her diary and sending frank, revealing letters to her husband, Nan takes stock of her life and considers her place in the world. Here the author of Until the Real Thing Comes Along traces Nan's journey as she seeks greater understanding through the people she meets, whether a lonely housewife sitting on her front porch steps or a handsome stranger from the backwoods. Is it all a detour, or is she on the cusp of a new life?
"[Elizabeth] Berg's gift as a storyteller lies most powerfully in her ability to find the extraordinary in the ordinary, the remarkable in the everyday."—Boston Globe