all people get older, but not everyone matures
Mavis Gary is an author of fiction novels for teens whose marriage comes to an end. Freshly divorced, Mavis returns to her hometown in Minnesota because she thinks there will find a new man.
In fact, her new man is an old one, because she has put into going to win back her high school boyfriend, Buddy Slade. Since Mavis graduated and left home, Buddy has seen his life and now is married and is a father, being happy in marriage to Beth. Only for Mavis, who is a narcissistic, selfish woman that does not matter. Finally, she befriends a semi-paralyzed former colleague who was in love with her in high school and has not really managed to overcome that phase of his life.