At the age of seventy-two, Lily Roberts suddenly became a national celebrity on writing her first book - a spiritual memoir. But her new-found fame was not well received by her architect son Alan and wayward daughter Clary, both profoundly disturbed by Lily's intimate revelations about her married life. Ten years on their resentment is still raw, and when Lily, now ill and frail, comes to live with Alan and his own family, the bitter legacy of their very different memories threatens to upset the precarious balance of their lives...In the tradition of Carol Shields, Anne Tyler and Jane Smiley, Sue Miller has created a potent portrait of family life - of the ties that bind people together, and the lies that pull them apart.
Sue Miller is the author of the books While I Was Gone, The Good Mother, Family Pictures, For Love, Inventing The Abbots, The World Below, The Story of My Father and Lost in the Forest. She lives in Boston.