At age fifty-five, Meg's life is too filled with loss for her to remember what magic feels like. All Meg has left is a feeling that she's through with living. Meg has something else too: a bottle of mysterious pills, given to her years ago by an empathetic doctor. He promised that they would offer her dying mother a quick, painless end in exactly twenty days. Though her mother never needed them, Meg does. But a strange thing happens after Meg swallows the little green pearls. Now that she's decided to leave this world, Meg is rediscovering the joy in it. Finally confronting her grief, she's learning that love runs deeper still. But is it too late to choose to stay?