Adult children of aging parents; Parent and adult child; women; New Mexico; Accident victims; Domestic fiction
Oscar Carpenter's mind is gone. He has forgotten his newspaper days in Muddy River, Colorado. What he remembers best is his childhood in the small town of Clover.
Edith, his wife, whose fragile body has failed, feels their lives have not succeeded because their crop of children seem to bear little love for each other.
When Stella, the only daughter, finds herself enmeshed with others' tragedies, she begins to understand the importance of family. [from publisher website]