A successful stage actress has to look after her nephew who has has Down syndrome. During the course of the book, she comes to realize how special he is and changes her life.
I don't think the author had anything else in mind than writing a “nice little story” and that she did. It was quite superficial and I couldn't help but thinking that the end only turned out the way it did because she wanted to create a happy ending, not because the story led there.
I didn't care very much for this novel.
We discussed this in our book club in May 2004.