It’s 2015 in New York City, and three women all known as Mrs. Tobias — Veronika, the matriarch, her daughterinlaw Mel, and Mel’s daughterinlaw Birdie — are trying to navigate personal difficulties, some of which are with one another. Veronika and Mel, despite having little in common, are both psychotherapists who are more skilled at helping other people than solving their own problems. Birdie, still dealing with the culture shock of moving to New York City and marrying into the Tobias clan, is pushed to her limit when her husband gets into trouble. No amount of badgering from his steely grandmother, smartmouthed mother, or disillusioned wife can convince him to own up to what he’s done. Overwhelmed, Birdie bolts to her Midwestern hometown, hoping that space, warmth and wisdom from her own feisty grandmother will help her find a path forward. And though Birdie begins to find comfort in unexpected places, her absence stirs up long simmering troubles back home forcing Tobiases to reconsider their relationships with each other, and ultimately, what it means to be family.
The Real Mrs. Tobias
- From the Publisher
September 1, 2021
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