Awards
1986 - Los Angeles Times Book Prize nominee
1985 - National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction winner
Characters
Macon Leary (Male) , Writer , Married , Travel writer
Muriel Pritchett (Female) , Dog trainer , Divorced
Sarah Leary (Female) , Teacher , Married
Genre
Humor
Domestic
Love story
Fiction
Topics
Family relationships
Love and marriage
May-December romances
Setting
Baltimore, Maryland - Mid-Atlantic States (U.S.)
Time Period
1980s -- 20th century