Sarah Holloway is a frustrated painter, sketching on the backs of shopping lists and sharing her studio with a washer and dryer. Abandoned by her mother, she has tried to hide her childhood wounds by healing others through art therapy. During her daughter's first two years, she has faked her way through motherhood with the help of women in her neighborhood playgroup_. _Sarah hopes she has gotten the hang of it when she learns she is _expecting another child_. _Then, a routine test reveals a mysterious mass in her unborn _baby's abdomen_. _The sonogram awakens an old fear that her children have inherited her damage-and uncovers a secret that could end her marriage.