From the Back Cover
For the past few years, Marie Vanders has led a relatively small existence: the job, the cat, paying off bills, and the dream of going to graduate school. The salient properties of her simple, compartmentalized life were social isolation and routine. The last thing that she wanted - or expected - was a chance encounter with a man who turns her orderly system on its head. Their meeting proves to be the catalyst for a journey into self-discovery, forgiveness, and what it means to let go of the past.