by Julia Alvarez
Reviewed by Janet:
Antonia is a retired professor from a Vermont liberal arts college, and the first anniversary of her husband’s death is approaching. Still struggling to find her “afterlife” following both of these transformative events, she finds herself confronted with identifying her role in a difficult family situation, as well as a local situation involving undocumented migrant workers. Family, grief, love, and community all challenge Antonia to find her way forward.