A humorous fable from the kitchen table, about "what price perfection?" From the age of five, Sandra was fascinated, enthralled and obsessed by the beauty of fine china and the art of setting a good table. Through the years, she brought those qualities to bear on herself as well to great success, through high school and college, marriage to her high-school sweetheart and suburban motherhood, all seamlessly limned. However, under every perfect, tempered surface, some cracks still inevitably reside. And when a family emergency causes Sandra’s porcelain cup to finally runneth over with stress and exhaustion, major changes are in store for the family…and most of all for Sandra.
Mary T. Wagner is an author and attorney in the American Heartland. Her writing has been compared variously to Erma Bombeck, Nora Ephron, and Ernest Hemingway (go figure!) A former journalist and soccer mom, her by-lines have appeared in newspapers and magazines across the country, including the Washington Post, Philadelphia Inquirer and San Francisco Chronicle. Her signature blog is RUNNING WITH STILETTOS. Mary's most recent award-winning book is “When the Shoe Fits…Essays of Love, Life and Second Chances.”