From a compelling new voice in women’s fiction comes a novel about how three generations of women find the courage to create their own paths amidst unearthed secrets and mismatched expectations.

“A sparkling debut from a bright new voice in women's fiction."

—Emily Giffin, #1 NYT bestselling author

“Told with warmth, humor, and insight…a joy from start to finish.”

—Laura Dave, international bestselling author

“This stunning debut is a celebration of women.”

—Lori Nelson Spielman, NYT bestselling author

"I can't wait."

—Emily Henry, NYT bestselling author

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On Sale July 14, 2020 from Berkley / Penguin Random House

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TODAY Show, Bustle, Popsugar, ELLE, PureWow, Marie Claire,NYPost, Ms. Magazine, LitHub, Book Riot, and more

"A lovely story that both soothes and challenges...[it] never shies away from the tension at its root​."


"A compelling and complicated family story filled with secrets, assumptions, and growth through communication."

—Booklist, Starred Review

"A love letter to the complexities of families and personal ambitions​."

—Roselle Lim, Natalie Tan's Book of Luck and Fortune

Saumya Dave is a writer, psychiatrist, and mental health advocate. Her debut novel will be released summer 2020, and her essays, articles, and poetry have been featured in The New York Times, ABC News, Refinery 29, and more. She is a practicing therapist, co-founder of the mental health nonprofit thisisforHER, and an Adjunct Professor at Mount Sinai. She lives in New York City with her husband and son. 

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