The women of Harvard Square are smart, sassy, and sexy. There's Agnes, who with her boyfriend Maynard provides the inspiration for her best friend Diana's new play that turns into a steamy, boundary-bending sendup. As for Agnes and Diana, don't even try to imagine their shenanigans. You'll want to meet Agnes's grandmother Abigail, who at eighty-seven is still feisty and more than a little naughty-and Adriana, her daughter and Agnes's mother, who receives a shocking gift from her old Radcliffe roommate. That's Olympia, the award-winning novelist, who gets the scare of her life when she decides to set her new novel in Pittsburgh and visits. Did I mention Beverly, the long, tall Texan who came to Harvard for college and never left-and never left Texas behind? Oh, and Henrietta, whose imagination is so outrageous and dark that she will soon get her own novel.
Michael Lieberman is a retired research physician and the author of six books of poems and two previous novels, Never Surrender-Never Retreat and The Lobsterman's Daughter, both published by Texas Review Press.