This one is Hoffman back in top form. Again with the multi-part structure (she likes changing times and narrators), but this is an AMAZING modern myth sort of story. Starting with a young woman who once believed in destiny when it came to love, this story follows her, her two children, the young woman who cares for her children and eventually a grandchild. There is so much truth and complexity in here about human relationships and families…It was just stunning – start to finish. And with all the true-to-life darkness I expect from Hoffman. She writes stories that make me swoon with how rich and complex and magical they are – but she never has it get too sweet. Life has plenty of bitter and sharp edges and she writes those with great insight and honesty. I can't recommend this book highly enough. This one is a GREAT first Hoffman book.