This is a novel about three generations of the Strick family, living in a small town in the Hudson valley. When Astrid Strick, the matriarch, witnesses a bus accident that kills a contemporary, it jogs loose a series of memories and sets several storylines in motion.

Members of her family are confronting their parenting and life choices, her teenage daughter is moving in with her after leaving her school in the city, and Astrid, a widow, finds herself in love. Funny, warm, and wise.