Eve Fletcher is an attractive 46-year-old, sending her only son Brendan off to college. Eve is divorced and has mixed feelings about her empty nest status, but she’s determined to make the best of it. By day she is the director of a senior center, but by night she attends a community college class on gender and society, taught by Margo, a transgender woman. Eve begins to explore her own sexual inclinations, finding herself attracted to Amanda, a young employee, and to Justin, a high school classmate of Brendan’s. Meanwhile, Brendan, who seemingly has no redeeming qualities, soon finds that his wild college experience is not working out as planned. Eve knows that she has not raised a model citizen, but she allows him to go his own way, and he becomes more despicable by the moment. All of the other characters, on the other hand, are navigating social minefields of their own, with varying degrees of success. One reviewer suggested that the book title implies that Eve is sort of a modern-day Mrs. Robinson, but she’s not a seductress at all. Her porn-induced fantasies may get the better of her at times, but she treads carefully and respectfully, in stark contrast to her misogynist son. There’s more here, though, than the story of a woman going through a sort of mid-life crisis. Perrotta uses a light touch to explore heavy subject matter, including autism and aging, as well as gender identity.