Love and Other Impossible Pursuits is not a book with a surprise ending or very many surprises at all, for that matter. I enjoyed reading it because I enjoyed the point of view of the main character, Emilia Greenleaf. She is the second wife of Jack, who has a preschool age son named William, and bitter ex-wife named Carolyn. The story is set in New York City and descriptions of Central Park are scattered throughout the narrative.
I would not call this a great read, but sometimes I will finish a well written book just because it is well written.