Theres more than one recipe for a happy life. Hannah Goodman doesnt grow up like most kids on the Upper East side. Her mother, Gray, is an award-winning photojournalist with little time for the banalities of child-rearing, and when shes not jetting off to follow the latest scoop, shes camped out at the Hotel Chelsea.
The closest thing Hannahs got to a traditional matriarch is her grandmothera glamorous widow six times over with a sprawling Hamptons estate. But Gray is determined that her daughter resist the siren song of the trust fund set, and make her own way in the world. So Hannah does just thatbecoming a successful lawyer in New York City, and dating a handsome musician.
Hannah has it all, or so it seems, until one hot June day the carefully constructed pieces of her life break apart. When she throws it all in and seeks solace at her grandmothers estate, she discovers that where happiness is concerned, you dont have to stick to the recipe. From Brenda Janowitz, the author of Jack with a Twist and Scot on the Rocks, comes a charming, clever, and romantic novel about three generations of women with a culture all their own.