Mary Magdalene Miller, M.D., savvy psychiatrist and self-named narrator of this series, is falling in love with two people at the same time.
One is the “smart dog,” an architect who may or may not be wooing her. It’s hard to tell, sometime. The other is Lillian, a beautiful 15-year-old anorexic girl intent on starving herself to invisibility.
Lillian’s parents have charged Dr. Miller with saving her life, and the doctor has concluded that maybe the only way that can be done is to get Lillian away from her parents.
Dr. Miller isn’t sure psychiatrists are supposed to “adopt” a patient, or whether she should talk to the smart dog about it. But she wants to do both.