Not everyone comes of age in adolescence. Three Mornings follows Nora, age thirty-six, strong in her career skills and weak in relationship skills, as she navigates her first year with Paul, the man she thinks may be the love of her life. Paul, a carpenter and singer-songwriter, is gorgeous, attentive, and great in bed—and struggles with anger issues. They meet in Oakland in 1991, a year when Oakland residents, including Paul and Nora, were impacted by the AIDS epidemic and the Oakland firestorm that destroyed over 2,500 homes. The novel follows the highs and lows of their first year together as Nora lets her attraction to Paul override her doubts about him until confronted by events that force to her make decisions about their future together.