Emily, the narrator holds a day job as a copywriter for a Manhattan department store, lives in Brooklyn with her photographer boyfriend, and aspires to write fiction. What will she sacrifice from her old life to make room for a new one? What fires will she be forced to extinguish, and which will keep burning?
What a wonderfully warmhearted and luminous page-turner about desire, time, love, parenthood, work, and art in women's lives. What a woman invents of herself, what the world demands she be, and the stories she tells to find her many selves across a lifetime are considered with both the scorching verve of Elena Ferrante and the frank humor of Maria Semple. This unforgettable book is a love letter in itself, to how hard and wonderful life is, and to finding home, in all its thrilling, changing forms, ever mysterious and known.