A waitress and now a single mother, Renata wants only to give her baby boy, Charlie, a better start. So she packs up her spare life, leaves her boyfriend behind, and heads across the country in search of a new place to begin. She settles in Boston, and her life is suddenly changed by her chance meeting of two unlikely women: Eleanor, a seventy-eight-year-old widow who is stripping away the layers of her past, and June, an ambitious dance student who relies on a psychic to help her manage her estranged relationships—all the while keeping a shocking secret.
Suzanne gives an overview of the book:
Originally from Portland, Oregon, Suzanne Matson now lives in Newton, Massachusetts with her husband and three sons and teaches creative writing and literature at Boston College. She received a BA in English from Portland State University in 1981, an MA in...