With deft humor and unflinching honesty, Kathy-Diane Leveille unveils life absurdities, the painful mistakes we all make and manage to survive. Each story traces the arc of a woman's awakening and her struggle to navigate new and unfamiliar territory. Though full of human frailties, they are willing to travel down necessary roads, no matter how unexpected the twists and turns. Leveille has a gift for striking imagery, an ear for dialect and an unsettling way of making the most prosaic choices seem foolhardy and the most outlandish seem reasonable. This is a collection that invites the pleasure of re-reading.