* Novel opens with detailed descriptions of the homes on A Street in Washington, D.C.
* Most homes appear largely similar except for one Victorian style home in the middle of the block that is like a cake among bran muffins
* Kate Finn, the main character, resides in a plain town home next to the cake house of David Dodd
* Kate hears a crash in her home, and thinking its an explosion, heads to the basement to find everything intact
* Enter David Dodd
* David comes next door, and they both reflect on what little they know about each other in the three months they have been neighbors
* David explains that it is something that fell through her roof, and explains that it is a piece that fell from a helicopter
* Kate fears that the accident is just yet another mishap of the week, as it has been a...
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