Astrid Strick is a 70 year old widow with three grown children. She is in love with her hairdresser, a woman named Birdie, but like so many things in her life, she is afraid to let her family see who she really is and how she truly feels. Also, her children have not been forthright with themselves, each other nor Astrid. The only upfront, honest character in the Strick family is Cecelia, Astrid’s thirteen year old granddaughter who is living with her temporarily.
After reading a number of sad books during these depressing times, I felt it was time to read something lighter and a bit humorous. All Adults Here filled the bill. It’s not too heavy, yet nor pure fluff, with relatable, engaging characters.