Roxana Robinson is the author of eight books: four novels, three collections of short stories, and the biography of Georgia O’Keeffe. Her most recent book, the novel, Cost, was named one of the 10 Best Books of the Year by the Washington Post, and it won the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance Award for best fiction. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Harper’s, The New York Times and elsewhere. Her books have been translated into French, German and Dutch. Robinson has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the MacDowell Colony and the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation.
Julia Lambert, an artist, is spending the summer in her old Maine farmhouse. During a visit from her elderly parents, she hopes to mend complicated...