All Good Things
Alice loathes the job that keeps her tied to her phone, managing PR crises for a sinking corporate megalith. She wants to lead a purposeful life -- but first she'll need to figure out what purpose means to her.
Forcing herself into action with a sudden resignation, Alice MacKenzie sets out to make a positive impact on the world around her. But how? Meditation leads to napping and her attempts to get closer to her teenaged daughter result in the discovery of a secret that might have been best left in the closet.
As the months tick by and a sense of purpose continues to elude her, Alice finds herself forming bonds with the most unlikely characters: the young woman who panhandles outside her old office; the homeless boy who sits cross-legged outside the liquor store with his ginger cat; her own dog walker who, it turns out, knows a thing or two about developing a good crema.
Testing the limits of marriage, motherhood and the Toronto subway system, Alice eventually finds her way into an entirely different kind of life -- where purpose and meaning are measured out with coffee spoons.
This is a funny, feel-good story of hard-hearted endings, dog hairy beginnings and summoning the bravery to start over.
"This had me laughing so loud that my sister came to check up on me to see if I'm OK!!!"
"...the new Bridget Jones, a working woman's take on the digital age."
About the Author:
Working mother, annoying vegetarian and red wine enthusiast... Renee lives in Toronto with her occasionally adorable children, husband and a completely inappropriate dog. She is uncommonly interested in British detective shows and getting enough protein.