Book DescriptionIn a major departure from her acclaimed mysteries, Nancy Geary draws on her talent for evoking the lives of America's upper class in this moving tale of one woman's struggle to reclaim her identity and find her true voice. Near a white-sand beach on Cape Cod stands the beautiful home that Grace and Bainbridge Alcott have owned for decades-a time during which Grace has deferred her own opinions and dreams to try to be the perfect mother and the perfect 'Mrs. Alcott.' But with her husband'spremature retirement and their fortune dwindling, Bain's solitary decision to put the house up for sale threatens to destroy the fabric of Grace's life. Now, as she silently battles a terrible illness, Grace must find the courage to confront her husband and family, come to terms with the choices she has made, and salvage what she holds dear.