I always enjoy Penelope Lively's books. Here, an older woman is mugged and injured enough to have to spend weeks recuperating in the home of her married daughter. This has a cascade of effects on other people's lives, from her daughter's employer (an aging and increasingly forgetful historian) to the employer's niece's lover's wife. The butterfly effect as fiction. While I read this quickly and with relish, it wasn't her best and I found that the constantly changing viewpoints of 9 different storylines wasn't as satisfying as a deeper exploration of a single story. I still think her best book was her memoir, "Oleander, Jacaranda: A Childhood Perceived." And if you want fiction, try "Moon Tiger."