(From the publisher):
Invisible Gardens is the story of Lily Soto, a thirty-five-year-old Japanese-American woman, who, despite two young children, a stable marriage, and a teaching career based on a book she has finally completed, feels her life is falling apart. An extended stay by her aging father brings back painful memories of her dead motheróand amplifies how a family legacy has infiltrated Lilyís perfectly constructed, but painfully flawed, life. As Lily struggles to meet the daily needs of her children, her husband, her father, and her career, and in an attempt to avert her attention from what is troubling her, she begins an affair with a male colleague. Itís this illicit relationship that challenges Lily either to abandon her most intimate relationships or to approach her life with renewed insight.
Original title: Invisible Gardens
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction