‘Closeness’ in a family can be dicey.
When pressure wears the mask of love, for example.
A career-driven Dad, a worry-worn Mom, and an adventurous only-child son. A formula for fun, tension, and—a crash or two.
Three head-strong individuals meet their match in a quiet, willful daughter-in-law. By fits and starts, the foursome weave incompatible paths that strain the fabric of their mutual devotion.
Sometimes getting from ‘A’ to ‘B’ in family life requires side trips through ‘Y’ and ‘Z’. Getting lost along the way is usually par for the course.
The author boldly unfolds this true story, inviting readers to laugh and wince, recalling bits and pieces of their own past.
Forming and keeping a family can be easy, irksome, exhausting and fun—but always tricky. In the end, like it or not, the search for answers to life’s most irritatingly basic, inevitable questions goes through the heart.