As Caroline, a 59-year-old writer, confronts her tragic past amidst the mountains of boxes in her attic, the ghosts of her parents and first husband appear. They had died in a car accident nearly twenty years earlier when her two children were small. It is the night before Thanksgiving, which Caroline and her second husband are hosting. At first, the ghosts say they can only meet with her-and only in the attic.
Caroline has things she wants to tell the ghosts, but they have come with stunning secrets of their own. How she straddles the worlds above and below creates dizzying conflicts until the ghosts are granted permission to join the holiday festivities. What happens next profoundly changes the lives of everyone present.
This engaging, often comic, novel explores the unreliability of memory, a reimagining of the afterlife, and how enduring love can help us move on.