Zoe and Max Baxter spent ten years trying to get pregnant, until the heartbreak of their failure finally broke their marriage apart.
After the dissolution of their marriage, each seems on their own path to healing, as Max turns himself towards an evangelical church whilst Zoe finds solace in a new relationship with a woman, Vanessa. But when Zoe and Vanessa approach Max to ask to use the frozen embryos left from their marriage, these paths come hurtling face to face.
In Max’s eyes, Zoe and Vanessa’s desire to raise a child together is an aberration.
And Zoe is not prepared to let her desire for a child go without a fight.
International bestselling author Jodi Picoult draws a touching and sensitive portrait of what it truly means to be a family in our society today in this compelling bestseller.