This is my debut novel, published in September 2013. It’s the story of Ariel Carson, a 40-something sculptor from San Francisco whose life keeps getting turned on its ear: first when her mother deserts the family when Ariel is six, then when she drops out of UCLA and moves into a commune, then when she marries (and divorces) the wrong man, then when she gets married again – to his older brother. Just when things seem to finally be calm and normal in Ariel’s life, her ex-husband loses his job and moves in with them. In the middle of it all, her career as a sculptor takes an unexpected turn, and her best friend tosses in a surprise of her own. If Ariel thought her life was complicated before, she hasn’t seen anything yet.