When Dr. Alice Matthews finds Madeline Bemis, a Boston Brahmin, curled up on a department store bed-she knows that she needs help and has her checked into Montrose. An unusual patient-doctor relationship ensues and we get to learn the life of Mrs. Bemis as the friendship between the two women grows.
For those interested in how the events of our lives shape who we are and what happens to us emotionally. The storyline shifts back and forth between now and the 1940’s. 2002, 390 pages.