Colwin has written this spirited, insightful, often funny book with a keen sense of understatement that is extraordinarily powerful and moving. --Cleveland Plain Dealer
From the critically acclaimed author of Happy All the Time and Home Cooking, a wise and witty tale of a woman struggling to overcome her grief and find her future
When Sam Bax, that charming daredevil of a Boston lawyer, sails his boat into a storm off the coast of Maine, Elizabeth Olly Bax, his wife and ardent sidekick, becomes a widow at the age of twenty-seven. With no pretense of courage, Olly grieves, coping with the warmth and awkwardness of family ties and trying to rethink her own life. Realizing that her risks are as daring as any of Sam's--while he chanced life and limb, Olly risks her heart--she finds that love can take some surprising turns.
Laurie Colwin depicts Olly's recovery with humor, compassion, and a decided lack of sentimentally, creating a real heroine who remains true to her heart and still manages to keep her head.
"Colwin has written this spirited, insightful, often funny book with a keen sense of understatement that is extraordinarily powerful and moving."-- "Cleveland Plain Dealer"Engaging, rapid, and filled with witty and exciting imagery."-- "Houston Chronicle