From facing cancer to canoeing on an ice-chunk-filled tundra lake. From falling in love to being betrayed. From giving birth to facing death. These stories are about strong women (Is there any other kind?) in ordinary and extraordinary situations doing what they do best – understanding, coping, making it all better. The women in these stories – some fictional, some real – will make you laugh and cry, wonder and reflect. They may even make you wiser.