Buchan masterfully captures the Nicholsons’ personal story with her richly drawn characters—and makes it reflect all of our own frazzled—and salvageable—lives. --Publisher's Weekly
Here’s the synopsis:
Tom and Annie's kids have grown up, the mortgage is do-able, and they're about to get a gorgeous new, state-of-the-art French stove. Life is good- or so it seems. Beneath the veneer of professional success and domestic security, their marriage is crumbling, eaten away by years of resentment, loneliness, and the fall out from the estrangement of their daughter, and they've settled into simply being two strangers living under the same roof.Doesn't it sound so timely and interesting?
Until the economy falls apart.
Suddenly the dull but oddly comfortable predictability of their lives is upended by financial calamity-Tom loses his job, their son returns home, and Tom's mother moves in with them. As their world shrinks, Tom and Annie are forced closer together, and the chaos around them threatens to sweep away their bitterness and frustration, refreshing and possibly restoring the love that had been lying beneath all along.
The kind people at Penguin will be sending a copy to one lucky reader! To enter, simply leave a comment below. I'll choose a winner on the release date--this Thursday--and your book will arrive soon thereafter so you'll be one of the first to have a copy!