In this moving, insightful
new novel, acclaimed author Cathy Lamb delves into the heart of going home
again, the challenge of facing loss—and the freedom of finally letting go.
For decades, the women in
Meggie O’Rourke’s family have run Lace, Satin, and Baubles, a lingerie business
that specializes in creations as exquisitely pretty as they are practical. The
dynamic in Meggie’s family, however, is perpetually dysfunctional. In fact, if
Meggie weren’t being summoned back to Portland, Oregon, by her grandmother,
she’d be inclined to stay away all together.
her husband’s death a year ago, Meggie’s emotions have been in constant flux,
and so has her career as a documentary film maker. Finding ways to keep the
family business afloat—and dealing with her squabbling sister and cousin—will
at least give her a temporary focus. To draw customers to their website, Meggie
decides to interview relatives and employees about their first bras and
favorite lingerie. She envisions something flip and funny, but the confessions
that emerge are unexpectedly poignant. There are stories of first loves and
aching regrets, passionate mistakes and surprising rendezvous. And as the
revelations illuminate her family’s past, Meggie begins to find her own way
warmth and unflinching humor, If You
Could See What I See explores
the tender truths we keep close—and what can happen when we find the courage to
bare them to the world. Download and start listening now!