Nora and Fern's relationship as mother and daughter is a tumble of love and distrust. To Nora, her daughter is an enigma--at the same time wonderful and unfindable. Fern sees her mother as treacherous--for busting up their family to move in with her lover, Jeanne. As their lives become complicated by the arrivals of a skateboarding boyfriend for Fern, a shadowy affair for Nora, a baby in need of a family, and by the failing health of Lucky, their beloved dog, this mother and daughter find their way onto a fresh footing with each other.
"With sharp humor and perception" (O: The Oprah Magazine), Lucky in the Corner shows us the way a family reconfigures itself as unexpected changes come its way--and how, no matter what shape it takes, it remains a family.