Not one of Berg's best but still a strong tale of woe among 50-something divorcees. The main female character, Irene, got a little tiresome after a while since I so disagreed with a lot of choices in both parenting and dealing with her ex-husband. But, John, the ex, is a strongly written, interesting male voice in modern-day America. I felt John had his feet planted more in the real world than Irene, especially when dealing with their 18-year-old daughter. If you've read Berg (and other women's fiction) and liked her, you will mostly like this one.