Nineteen years after inexplicably leaving her family, Sheila returns, bringing long-buried questions to the surface. Shreve''s tale of trespass and forgiveness, secrets and the seismic force of the truth portrays a family trying to understand its fractured past to begin again.
This novel is about Mildred Cabell, a woman who, in
late middle age, realizes she has always felt "too little." In trying to understand why, she opens "a place in my head where I've kept all the sadness." There ...