31-year-old Nikki Eaton is single, sexually liberated and
economically self-supported. She has never particularly thought of
herself as a daughter, but the unexpected loss of her mother leads
her to rethink everything she had thought of life and herself. A
tumultuous year of mourning will bring sorrow and wisdom, as well
as an unexpected and nurturing love. This is a candid, engaging and
personal novel about mothers and daughters from one of the greatest
American novelists alive today.