Elinor Mackey has lived her life in perfect order: college, law school, marriage, successful corporate career. But suddenly her world is falling apart. In her late 30s, she's discovered that she and her chiropodist husband, Ted, can't have children. When Elinor withdraws from Ted into an interior world of heartbreak and anger, Ted begins an affair with Gina, the nutritionist at their gym - a young woman with an oddball son who adores Ted. Meanwhile, Elinor falls in love with the oak tree in her front yard, spreading out her sleeping bag to sleep under the stars. Lolly Winston's second novel looks beyond the manicured surface of suburbia to a world of loss, longing, lust and betrayal.
Lolly Winston holds an MFA in creative writing from Sarah Lawrence College and is a freelance journalist. Her work has appeared in Redbook, Ladies Home Journal, Glamour, and many others. She has taught classes in freelance writing, and published short fiction in The Sun. She lives with her husband in Northern California.