As many of my fellow reviewers did, I too first judged this book by the author, Molly Ringwald, an actress who found her stardom in the 80's. When picked for my book club I thought, how good could this possibly be? I admit I was terribly wrong! It was a terrifically captivating book. The way she wrote it as a novella in short stories all intermingling really added to the genius of the work. The book starts with the marriage of Greta & Phillip which soon falls apart. Each subsequent story interconnects with the first in some fashion continuing to follow the lives, loves, hopes and shattered dreams of Greta & Phillip. Written in beautiful prose, I would highly recommend this book to other readers, especially those skeptical of Molly Ringwald's talents as a writer.