Shining with heart and humor, Porter Shreve’s second novel is a witty, wry tale about a modern-day mother who finds herself at a personal crossroads at age sixty-one. In the wake of her ex-husband’s wedding to a younger woman, Lydia is eager to shake the feeling of being replaced by a newer model and sets to rebuild a sense of family with her three grown children. The trouble is, they’ve all moved about as far as they could get from the Midwest, and Lydia’s only daughter blames her for the divorce.
Undaunted, Lydia devises a complicated scheme to lure her children back to Detroit.
As Shreve’s charming characters navigate the twists and turns of family loyalties, this warm, funny, and affecting novel offers entertaining comment on modern relationships. Drives Like a Dream is a perfect novel for any mother who has struggled with the empty nest, and any daughter whose mother has driven her just a little bit crazy.