inspired readers with the story of Mia
Fontaine's harrowing drug addiction and her mother, Claire's, desperate and
ultimately successful attempts to save her. Now, a decade later, as Mia finds
that adult life isn't all it's cracked up to be, Claire realizes that she
forgot to plan for life after motherhood. Determined to transform themselves
and a relationship that has frayed around the edges, the pair sets off on a
five-month adventure through twenty cities and twelve countries: an
extraordinary, often hilarious journey that includes mishaps, mayhem, and
unexpected joys, from a passport-eating elephant in Malaysia to the lavender
fields of France, where they finally make peace with their tumultuous past.
Wiser for what they've learned from women in other cultures, and from each
other, they return with a deepened sense of who they are and where they want to
Claire and Mia shared their recipe for a
at your next book club meeting!