Rhona Lipshitz of Queens, New York is eleven days away from becoming Mrs. Stuart Martin Weiner. The Temple has been booked, gowns have been fitted and beauty parlor appointments made. With no way out, Rhona gamely counts down the days to the dreaded event...and finds herself falling madly, hopelessly in love with a wonderful man. Too bad it's not Stuie.
A coming-of-age story of a girl struggling to navigate the crossroads of her youth during the summer of 1979, 12-year-old Annie is desperate to find a sense of meaning in an ever-changing world. As the summer days pass, Annie turns to an unlikely confidant: a reclusive young veteran at war with his own past.