Thanks for the help, Auntie! Ultimately, though, it leads her to a new understanding of the kind of life she craves - and the kind of freedom it takes to pursue it.
There Vivian is introduced to an entire cosmos of unconventional and charismatic characters, from the fun-chasing showgirls to a sexy male actor, a grand-dame actress, a lady-killer writer, and no-nonsense stage manager.
Not that Beth's concerns were any less reasonable, in her own book.
Written by an author to watch, this quiet story of loss and healing will appeal to thoughtful readers.