Friendships come but they are not supposed to go. Especially when they are of the way back variety. Like the kind that Amanda and Carrie had. When Carrie had a baby when they were just high-schoolers, Amanda was right there. As in the delivery room. Now, a new mother herself, and feeling extremely vulnerable and incapable, the two are estranged. Living far apart.
Control. Far from it. Carrie is in New York and after the mother of all fights with her partner, she packs up her baby and drives to Ohio, where she grew up, straight to Carrie’s doorstop. Surprise. This emotionally charged drama is filled with residual feelings of how mistakes from the past can ground us in the future, how friendship can serve as an alternative to family, and how people can ultimately redeem themselves, but it takes work.
These characters show real life problems. You can sense their agony.
An unexpected turn appears and adds an even greater dimension to the story. A novel of female friendship, motherhood, and with relevance to our political climate. A novel that is fully engaging.