Rose is a ninety-three-year-old former ballet dancer and the last of the Eastern European Jews that eluded the Holocaust and formed a community in Venice Beach, CA. NINA is a thirty-six-year-old yoga teacher living in Venice during the 2008 recession. Their lives collide after a car accident kills Rose’s husband and Nina’s fiancé. Wracked by grief, shame and guilt over her perceived role in this car accident, Rose attends the funeral of Nina’s fiancé, intending to somehow pay for not stopping her 95-year-old husband from driving. At this same funeral, Nina also wrestles with shame and guilt because she had a terrible fight with her fiancé and had moved out of their apartment at the time of his death. After the funeral, Rose approaches Nina but cannot bring herself to explain who she is. A few weeks later, Rose tracks Nina down and the two women strike up an urgent, complicated friendship that transcends their shared state of mourning.