Okay, Red Room authors and members, here's the key question: if all you read was the brief description below, would you want to read the novel?
The Oaklanders by Ericka Lutz
"Organic food, scarification, yoga, punk rock, NPR... aging hipsters Adam, Kira, and their daughter Polly live a socially-aware Bay Area life until a woman claiming to be Adam's daughter from a one-night stand appears on the doorstep with her own disabled child, bursting the family's insular bubble and forcing them to redefine love, marriage, parenting, and what it means to grow up."
I'm working on my pitch, and this (or some version of this) will go in my query letter. Does it work for you? Any input welcome.