Nicely drawn study of a woman finally getting some much-needed backbone in her love life when she meets the doppelganger of her high school boyfriend, who died at 20. Her relationships with her mother, competitive best friend, slick brother, and seemingly conventional ex-husband are all well-drawn and complex. The narrator is initially somewhat unlikable in her brittle self-absorption, but stick with it. Her underlying tenderness and self-awareness, as a series of devastating revelations come to light, soon humanizes her. Nicely captures the feeling of being in love, the highs and lows that accompany it, and the way it impacts our lives and other relationships. P.S.