Set near San Francisco, this warm and funny novel follows the fortunes and failures of Jack and Milly for sixty years. They marry in 1952, and typical of post-war couples, shift up a class. Optimistic and full of plans, they see themselves living the American Dream. Through the years they cling to each other despite having little in common. But the clinging doesn't always preclude infidelity or disappointment, and the social changes they live through impact on their relationship in complex and surprising ways. Ultimately, though, what holds them together is stronger than what pulls them apart. This is a love story that tells the truth - or one or two truths - about love and marriage.
Addison Jones is the author of four novels and a collection of short stories, all written under the name of Cynthia Rogerson. She holds a RLF Fellowship at Dundee University, and supervises for the University of Edinburgh's creative writing program.