This month we have chosen to read Ladder of Years
by Anne Tyler.
One warm summer's day at the beach, forty-year-old Cordelia Grinstead, dressed only in a swimsuit and beach robe, walks away from her family and just keeps on going.
For Delia's life has slowly been shifting under her feet, her children grown and changed and her dependable, doctor husband suddenly obsessed with household renovation, leaving even the stable surroundings of her home unrecognisable. So she decides to begin again.
After hitching a ride with a stranger to a new town where she knows no one, she reinvents herself as a single woman with no ties and begins living a new life altogether. But how long can she keep this up before her real life finds her?