For readers of Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine and A Man Called Ove, a life-affirming, deeply moving coming-of-old story, a celebration of how ordinary days are made extraordinary through friendship, family, and the power of forgiving yourself -- at any age.
At a time when people are having to isolate, [this novel is] a balm, offering an expansive sense of love and possibility when the main characters feel like those chances are gone. -- Christian Science Monitor
Missy Carmichael's life has become small.
Grieving for a family she has lost or lost touch with, she's haunted by the echoes of her footsteps in her empty home; the sound of the radio in the dark; the tick-tick-tick of the watching clock.
Spiky and defensive, Missy knows that her loneliness is all her own fault. She deserves no more than this; not after what she's done. But a chance encounter in the park with two very different women and one lovable dog opens the door to something new.
Another life beckons for Missy, if only she can be brave enough to grasp the opportunity. But seventy-nine is too late for a second chance. Isn't it?