Available – March 19, 2024
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Most Anticipated for 2024
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Kirkus Reviews

An Indie Next Pick for April, 2024

“An affecting story of personal transformation, as broody as it is erotic.”– Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

“Mockett has written a ravishing and astute tale of solitude and family bonds, distance and intimacy, disruption and healing.” – Booklist

 “[a] fertile tale of sex and gardening … Mockett’s loamy language describing her characters’ erotic liaisons is often quite moving … This portrayal of a woman’s emotional courage and restoration makes the lockdown worth revisiting…” – Publishers Weekly

“[an] urgent, powerful new novel…Mockett’s writing is a steady marvel of intensity: spiky, smart, curious, ripe with penetrating insights and frank bewilderment about everything from hot flashes, guilt, sex, money, marriage and family, aging and death – to the pandemic itself…Mockett has created a palpable, vibrant and wonderfully realized world.” – San Francisco Chronicle 

“Mockett’s writing is exquisite, but this novel seduces with its honesty about our physical lives—the flaws, the fears, the joys, and the needs. She’s unafraid to make a reader laugh and unafraid to face the kind, messy, beautiful conclusions that will linger with you for quite a long time.” – Oprah Daily

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Cover image art by Cory Feder