A collection of short stories, poignant and well-written, that detail the progression of a couple through their marriage and eventual divorce. Joan and Richard Maples are married with four children and beginning to feel discontent in the first story. As the stories continue, the marriage falls apart, the children grow, and each finds comfort in the arms of another. As the stories come to an end, the marriage ends in divorce. But thrugh their children, and finally grandchild, the couple’s lives, though separate, are intrinsically intertwined.