This is the story of Christina whose mother left her when she was a small child. It is also the story of Greta whose husband put her in an institution following a miscarriage. Greta is Christina's mother.
Christina, following the breakdown of her marriage, takes her youngest son to America in search of Greta. On the way she meets Luke who is also recovering from a marriage breakdown, and Luke agrees to drive Christina to the town where her mother lives.
The individual stories of Greta and Christina unfold as Christina travels to Canada in search of her mother.
I enjoyed this book although I felt there were a few loose ends. All in all, a good read.