I LOVED this book. I loved Clara and her friends and her mom. I loved the setting. I felt all the feels. This book was deeply emotional and forced me to confront some things about my own parents.
Clara was raised by a very independent, odd, offbeat mom and she could not wait to leave home. Now she is a successful writer but must return home because her mother is suffering from dementia. Clara must face certain demons, reconcile her past and in doing do learns a lot about her mother and herself. There are several powerful love stories in this beautifully written novel.
5/5 stars. I didn’t want it to end. I want to go back and hang out with Clara and her friends.