Some memories are best forgotten. . . And cannot be erased. . . Ohio. 1975. In a small town on Lake Erie . . . Addie Redmond is a cantankerous, aging widow concealing a family secret. She's content to live alone with a stray cat in a cluttered house, but when she experiences a serious health problem, she has some decisions to make. Her immediate reaction is to tell no one and refuse treatment. She wants nothing more than a boring daily routine to ensure that her private, predictable existence is not disrupted. When her estranged daughter, Chris, moves back to town with the intention of repairing their turbulent relationship, Addie learns all about disruption. She's less than thrilled. But just when she thought life couldn't get more complicated, Addie meets an unwelcome but charming stranger. He intrudes into her life and soon makes it clear that he knows more about her past than she's willing to admit. When he befriends Chris, Addie knows she has to confront her secret and share her painful and complicated story-before it's too late. Telling her daughter the family secret will require unraveling the threads of a life-long lie. Addie knows that won't be so easy to do, and she may have waited one day too long.