"A work of blindsiding beauty."

—Nell Beram, Shelf Awareness

"This book spoke directly to my heart. Read it."

—Esmé Weijun Wang, author of The Collected Schizophrenias

At age 36, while serving on a jury, author Molly Wizenberg found herself drawn to a female attorney she hardly knew. Married to a man for nearly a decade and mother to a toddler, Wizenberg tried to return to her life as she knew it, but something inside her had changed irredeemably. Instead, she would discover that the trajectory of our lives is rarely as smooth or as logical as we’d like to believe. The Fixed Stars is a taut, electrifying memoir exploring timely and timeless questions about desire, identity, and the limits and possibilities of family in honest and searing prose, from the bestselling author of Delancey and A Homemade Life.