by Anne Tyler - £8.99 Vintage Publishing (Vintage Classics) (2019)
paperback ISBN 13: 9781784708597 | ISBN 10: 1784708593
A bittersweet novel of family and self-discovery from the bestselling, award-winning author of A Spool of Blue Thread.
Willa Drake can count on one hand the defining moments of her life: her mother’s disappearance when she was just a child, being proposed to at an airport at the age of twenty-one, the accident that would leave her a widow in her forties. Each time, Willa ended up on a path laid out for her by others.
So when she receives a phone call from a stranger informing her that her son’s ex-girlfriend has been shot, she drops everything and flies across the country. The spur-of-the moment decision to look after this woman and her nine-year-old daughter leads Willa into uncharted territory and the eventual realisation that it’s never too late to choose your own path.
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