"The hilarious and moving story of how a modern woman's life can change utterly in a single year--and how, even when life whacks you in the head, you can find yourself rewarded with grace. What is a woman to do when every aspect of her life blows up within a matter of months? For Cathrin Bradbury, her year-from-hell encompassed the death of both her beloved parents, a divorce from her husband of 25 years; horrendously disruptive repairs to her expensive house; and a crushingly disappointing end to a new romance. As a shell-shocked Bradbury navigates those setbacks, she discovers surprises and miracles around her: after 20 years of upheaval, her troubled brother makes an astounding recovery to health and sobriety; she is reunited with her closest childhood friend after decades of absence. She discovers that the path is steep, the view obscured, but there's light ahead. With candor and wit, Bradbury negotiates major life changes and comes out the other side a stronger version of herself. Cathartic, hilarious, and deeply moving, Bradbury proves that every situation has a silver lining--even when it is just the duct tape holding the fragments of your life together."-- Provided by publisher.