I have to be honest, I read and read this book, and was actually quite bored with the first bits. I could see what was coming. What I couldn't see were the little twist that were just ever so slightly suggested in Mary Beth's thoughts. I would have liked a little more. A good book, certainly you'll need some tissues at certain spots. And most of all you'll hope desperately that you never have to live through what Mary Beth Latham experiences. This is my first Anna Quindlen book, so she hasn't struck out with me just yet, so I will indeed read her again.
Jenners at Life with Books does a whopping job of a real review of this book, it far surpasses anything I can suggest, and the book description is skimpy.