Jenny Weaver is smart, she's funny, and she's so lonely it hurts.
A year after her husband's suicide, Jenny impulsively moves from the Northeast to California. Her young children adjust to the move, but she does not. She has made only one friend, and she isn't sure of how to handle the children's problems. She's finding it difficult being a single mother. In a moment of deep frustration and loneliness, she begins writing to her dead husband, Richard, telling him about her daily life. She holds nothing back, even telling him when she begins a new romance.
Jenny also writes about the past. She looks back at their marriage and family life, and begins to see how it went wrong. As she gets closer to the truth and the past becomes threatening, she decides not to write to him anymore. But she finds it impossible to stop. The answer to their children's question-- "How-and why-did-Daddy-die?"-- is in the past, and she can't hide from the truth forever.
In this intimate, compelling novel, a young widow discovers her own strength and identity after the devastating loss of her husband. Realities was a selection of the Swedish Book-of-the-Month Club.