How do you get in a good relationship and stay in it? You could say, that is one of life's $64,000 questions!
And, it is a central question driving the characters in a collection of short stories by West Michigan author Lisa Lenzo.
The book is Strange Love. The stories take us through the lives of Annie Zito, a divorced mom and her daughter Marly. The book was also on the 2015 list of Michigan Notable Books.
Both Annie and Marley are in search of love, and a good relationship that lasts -- and both make some big mistakes. Annie wants to shield her daughter Marly, while Marly pushes back, wanting to do things on her own.
“It’s hard to know when to back off, and when to stick your face in it,” said Lenzo. “I hope people reading these stories can see themselves in it and maybe it helps them to go forward in their own relationships with their kids too.”
Listen to the full interview above.