The Andreas family loves reading. In fact, the father, a Shakespeare professor, has named his three daughters after Shakespearean women. When the girls return home to care for their ailing mother, they discover that the other sisters are there too, which doesn't make any of them happy. They love each other. They just don't like each other very much.
In this quirky, character-driven drama based on the book of Ecclesiastes, a lumberjack, a conservation officer, and a troubled widow's lives intertwine as their small-town deals with the aftermath of a local preacher's mysterious death.
"The New York Times bestselling author of The Weird Sisters returns with a striking and intimate new novel about three very different adoptive mothers who face the impossible question: What makes a family? Though they look like any other family, they aren't one--not quite. They are three sets of parents who find themselves intertwined after adopting four biological siblings, having committed to keeping the children as connected as possible. At the...