Laura Zigman's first novel 'Animal Husbandry' was an international bestseller. Now she follows that success with an incisively humorous exploration of the doubts, despairs and desires of women in their mid-thirties who find themselves at a dangerous crossroad.
Ellen Franck and Amy Jacobs are both smart and attractive with big jobs in New York City. They have witnessed their contemporaries following the traditional route of marriage, children and exile to suburbia. But now Ellen and Amy discover that they both hear the same, terrible noise. It is the ticking of the biological clock.