Fern Tyler is not much of a talker. Her long-time friend, Anita, can’t stop talking. The two have an unlikely bond that has sustained them through raising children, adjusting to empty nests, and mourning the death of each of their spouses. When Fern starts showing signs that she isn’t safe in her own home, and Anita considers moving 400 miles away to be closer to her daughter, their relationship faces new challenges. In a quest for one last grab at independence, they set out on a road trip together that will test their patience, their morals, and their friendship.
Struggling college student, Joanna, finds herself pulled in many directions. Her newly-divorced parents, her mother’s overbearing expectations, and her own doubts about her chosen path leave Joanna on the edge. If that’s not enough, her mother has suddenly decided that beloved Grandma Ruth must move into a nursing home. Confused and unsure, Joanna flees school under the guise of caring for her injured grandmother. Barely able to manage her own life, can Joanna really intervene on Grandma Ruth’s behalf?
Relative Disenchantment is a tale of growing up and seeing life and family in a new, but not always expected, light.