At the insistence of the sweet young couple next door, Hubert and his wife travel to the Jersey shore to celebrate their 49th wedding anniversary at a seaside restaurant there. But beneath their cozy, crotchety love lie secrets whose shadows no candlelit dinner can dispel.
The taut compelling language will pull you into this mesmerizing story that glistens in its truths. Love, loss, the intractability of sorrow-- these elements are handled with such freshness and humor and wisdom. This story blew me away.