This book is part of our Fall Reading Challenge 2023. Read more about the challenge here.
Lara and Joe own a cherry farm in upper Michigan. When their young adult children return home to stay during COVID, the family has a unique chance to learn more about each other. Picking cherries for harvest, they learn the unexpected, sultry, and significant moments from their parents' summer at a theater festival long ago. What do we tell our children about who we were and how do all of life's moments prepare us for who we become? Mirroring the deft with which Patchett approaches all of her writing, this family drama is filled with emotional resonance, immersive storytelling, and a generous vision of love and life.