From the author of the Oscar-winning smash hit film The Descendants, another irresistibly moving and funny novel about grief, love, and the mysteries of parenthood.
Kaui Hart Hemmings is the author of the novel, The Descendants, which was made into a major motion picture, and the critically acclaimed short-story collection House of Thieves. Her writing has appeared in Zoetrope, Best American Voices 2006, and Best American Nonrequired Reading 2004. Hemmings grew up in Hawaii and lives with her husband and daughter in San Francisco.
"Like the wonderful American novelist Anne Tyler, Hemmings writes witty, immersive, immensely readable and deeply humane fiction about entirely believable characters." -- Patricia Nicol Metro "Gorgeous and sad and exhilarating" Chicago Tribune "Touching and terrifically well written." Good Housekeeping "This is a novel that creeps up on you, its frequent bursts of humour masking a gentle yet astute examination of the various ways in which people deal with bereavement and the bereaved." -- Natasha Tripney Observer "A remarkable tale of loss and love and a twist that will completely sideline you" Marie Claire