(From the publisher):
For five years Pearl has managed to keep the past from catching up to her and her bright, frail five-year-old son. Life has given her every reason to mistrust people, but circumstances force her to trust her neighbor, Mitch, with watching Leonard while she goes to work. Then one day Pearl drops her son off, and never returns.
Pearl, Mitch, and Leonard each have a story to tell. As their lives unfold, profound questions emerge about the nature of love and family. Is it possible to love the people who can't always be there for us? The answers will surprise and move you.
Original title: Love in the Present Tense
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction→ Ties That Bind
Fiction→ General Fiction→ Troubled Lives