Very good book about what Miller does best - the intricacies of family relationships. The story kept me interested, and I loved the characters.
At 72 and ill,after a very fruitful life as a famous writer, Lily has to deal with what she gave up for her fame...her children and her marriage...
Lily Maynard is proud, chilly, difficult, and has become a famous writer at age 72. Now, stricken with Parkinson's disease and staying with her architect son, Alan, Lily must cope with her fading powers as well as with disturbing memories of the events that estranged her from her children and ended her marriage. For Alan, her visit raises old questions about his relationship to her, about the choices he has made in his own life, and about the nature of love, disappointment, and grief.
"As in the work of Jane Austen...Sue Miller's tale of a proud, elderly woman who visits and bedevils her son...is genuinely adult fiction." (back of book)