There are people who want nothing more than to forget about their family. All Ruby wants is to remember. Ruby Donaldson knows she's in trouble. She's been diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's and she'll be damned if she won't straighten out her troubled family before she no longer knows how.
Ruby spent years fighting to hold on to the house her grandmother built on Ward's Island. The only way she can ensure that her younger daughter, Grace, can live there for the rest of her life is to convince her older daughter, Liz, to sober up and come home.
Grace, both beautiful and childlike, has been a constant source of conflict between Ruby and Liz. a past battle over what was best for Grace led to the tragedy that has kept Liz too angry to return -- and Grace too terrified to leave.
Ruby always thought she'd have a lifetime to make things right, but suddenly time is running out. She has to put her broken family back together quickly while searching for a way to deal with the inevitable. And she'll do it with all of the grit, stubbornness and unstoppable determination that makes Ruby who she is. . . until she's Ruby no longer.