Five New Yorkers have each received a mysterious invitation to the Fifth Avenue Story Society: executive assistant Lexa; broken-hearted Professor Jett; Uber driver Chuck; widower Ed; and Coral, a cosmetics empire scion. None of the five one knows who sent the invitations, and they suspect they're victims of a practical joke. No one has heard of the literary society, and no one is prepared to share their deepest secrets with a roomful of strangers. Yet curiosity and loneliness bring the group back week after week to the old library. And it is there that they discover the stories of their hearts--and the kind of friendship and love that heals their souls.