This long-awaited second novel from the author of The Dive from Clausen's Pier takes us on a journey into a lifelong friendship pushed to the breaking point. Childhood neighbors Liz and Sarabeth were brought as close as sisters by the suicide of Sarabeth's mother when the girls were 16. In the decades that followed their relationship remained a source of continuity and strength. But when Liz's adolescent daughter precipitates a family crisis, the fault lines in the women's friendship are revealed.
"[The author is] an uncannily observant chronicler of contemporary American domestic life.... [This novel] shows us—tenderly, and with a full awareness of the precious dignity and indignity of human experience—ourselves."—Washington Post