Following a car crash that killed her own husband as well as her sister and her husband, Lolly Weller raised a daughter and two nieces. Kat, Isabel and June are summoned home to the inn on the coast of Maine so that Lolly can tell them that she has cancer.
The three women are struggling with problems of their own and are barely speaking, but when Lolly insists that they participate in movie night at the inn, they concede. It's Meryl Streep month, and each sees her complicated life reflected through the magic of cinema: Isabel's husband is having an affair . . . June has promised her seven-year-old son that she'll somehow find the father the boy has never known . . . and Kat is ambivalent about accepting her lifelong best friend's marriage proposal. Lolly has always been there for them, and now Isabel, June, Kat -- and Meryl -- will have to step up for her, as they find themselves and each other.
In the bestselling tradition of The Friday Night Knitting Club, three women find unexpected answers, happiness, and one another with Meryl Streep.