Anna Lasko is a frustrated schoolteacher in her thirties. While her almost-but-not-quite ex-boyfriend Adam is in Europe, Anna finds herself tricked into a ditch-the-loser intervention by her supportive yet meddling girlfriends. More frustrated than ever, Anna asks Buddy the backyard squirrel for advice, and finally seeks out the help of a therapist. Luckily, Anna has a resource even better than Buddy or the therapist: her devoted grandmother, who tells it like it is and refuses to conform to anyones expectations. In her richly rewarding debut novel, Daria Salamon explores the bonds that make and break family, friendship, and love.