Natalie is a therapist in a small Long Island town, living in her aunt Minnie’s boarding house. When a new client walks into her office she makes a classic mistake – she gets involved. He’s an intriguing man, with a tall tale to tell. Under his influence, Natalie questions her current relationship and wonders if she can make a true commitment. Within this humorous love-story of mistaken identities Alice Hoffman creates a town full of original personalities, each with his or her own agenda and fate.
“Alice Hoffman’s writing at its precise and heartbreaking best.”
—The Washington Post
“An affecting love story, laced with humor.”
“Another unusual, impressive Hoffman novel. a deceptively simple, touching romance.”