Las hermanas Andreas crecieron rodeadas de libros. El lema de su familia podria perfectamente ser "no hay problema que no se pueda solucionar con un carne de biblioteca". Ahora las tres han vuelto a casa, a la pequena ciudad universitaria donde crecieron, en parte porque acaban de descubrir que su madre padece cancer, pero tambien, en realidad, porque sus vidas se estan desmoronando y no saben que hacer. Han descubierto que sus vidas han resultado ser completamente diferentes a como se las imaginaban y ahora que se tienen que enfrentar con la fragilidad de sus padres y su propio abanico de decepciones y frustraciones no saben si sera posible que abriendo un libro todo se solucione. Pero para esto contaran con su sentido del humor y las valiosas palabras del bardo ingles... / The Andreas sisters were raised on books - their family motto might as well be, 'There's no problem a library card can't solve.' Their father, a renowned, eccentric professor of Shakespearean studies, named them after three of the Bard's most famous characters: Rose (Rosalind - As You Like It), Bean (Bianca - The Taming of the Shrew), and Cordy (Cordelia - King Lear), but they have inherited those characters' failures along with their strengths. Now the sisters have returned home to the small college town where they grew up - partly because their mother is ill, but mostly because their lives are falling apart and they don't know where to go next. Rose, a staid mathematics professor, has the chance to break away from her quiet life and join her devoted fiance in England, if she could only summon up the courage to do more than she's thought she could. Bean left home as soon as she could, running to the glamour of New York City, only to come back ashamed of the person she has become. And Cordy, who has been wandering the country for years, has been brought back to earth with a resounding thud, realizing it's finally time for her to grow up. The sisters never thought they would find the answers to their problems in each other, but over the course of one long summer, they find that everything theyve been running from each other, their histories, and their small hometown might offer more than they ever expected.