An often hilarious, always moving novel that explores love and fate and the ways we lie to ourselves to get by in a sometimes overwhelming world.
When a mishap in the mail brings Geena into Ellis’s life, neither realizes how much they need each other. With her marriage in tatters, Geena is still recovering from the sudden loss of her son. Ellis has been alone in the world since the death of his mother, and as he approaches his twilight years, the routine of everyday life has replaced the relationships he might once have known. When that routine is thrown into disarray by changes at the Thomas Edison estate, where Ellis works as a tour guide, he is lost until Geena brings courage and independence back into his life. For Geena, caring for Ellis is the salve on her own wounds.
In a fascinating tale of fate and second chances, Ad Hudler weaves an intricate web showing the importance of friendship, family, and the need to accept one another, flaws and all.
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“Simply enchanting. There is a quiet kind of magic in this poignant novel. Ad Hudler’s prose swoops effortlessly between the voices of two brilliantly conceived characters, between past and present, between loss and triumph.”
–Bev Marshal, author of Right as Rain and Hot Fudge Sundae Blues
“One of the freshest voices in women’s fiction is coming from a man. . . . Funny, moving, insightful, sweet, and immensely satisfying.”
–Susan Elizabeth Phillips, author of Ain’t She Sweet?