A California citrus farmer faces love and loss in Soli's powerful second novel (after The Lotus Eaters, 2010). Claire now lives alone on the Southern California ranch that she once shared with her husband, Forster, and their three children. After the murder of their young son, her once-happy marriage to Forster slowly dissolves. Now Claire, who is also estranged from her two grown daughters, has been diagnosed with cancer. She decides she needs help, so she hires the vivacious, Caribbean-born Minna. But the mysterious Minna is not all she seems...A vivid and engaging novel.