Sarah Nickerson is like any other career-driven supermom in
Welmont, the affluent Boston suburb where she leads a hectic but
charmed life with her husband Bob, faithful nanny, and three
children-Lucy, Charlie, and nine-month-old Linus.
Between recruiting the best and brightest minds as the vice
president of human resources at Berkley Consulting; shuttling the
kids to soccer, day care, and piano lessons; convincing her son's
teacher that he may not, in fact, have ADD; and making it home in
time for dinner, it's a wonder this over-scheduled, over-achieving
Harvard graduate has time to breathe.
A self-confessed balloon about to burst, Sarah
miraculously manages every minute of her life like an air traffic
controller. Until one fateful day, while driving to work and trying
to make a phone call, she looks away from the road for one second
too long. In the blink of an eye, all the rapidly moving parts of
her jam-packed life come to a screeching
A traumatic brain injury completely erases the left side of her
world, and for once, Sarah relinquishes control to those around
her, including her formerly absent mother. Without the ability to
even floss her own teeth, she struggles to find answers about her
past and her uncertain future.
Now, as she wills herself to regain her independence and heal,
Sarah must learn that her real destiny-her new, true life-may in
fact lie far from the world of conference calls and spreadsheets.
And that a happiness and peace greater than all the success in the
world is close within reach, if only she slows down long enough to