Eighteen-year-old Katherine – bright, stylish, frustratedly suburban – doesn’t know how her life will change when the brilliant Jacob Goldman first offers her a place at university.
When she enters the Goldmans’ rambling bohemian home, presided over by the beatific matriarch Jane, she realizes that Jacob and his family are everything she has been waiting for. But when a romantic entanglement ends in tears, Katherine is forced into exile from the family she loves most. And her journey back into the fold, after more than a decade away, will yield all kinds of delightful surprises.
‘The best possible company in this difficult world’ Ann Patchett