"The Lovers" is a story about a woman, Yvonne, whose husband has died. Hoping to immerse herself in memories of a happier time — as well as sand and sea — Yvonne returns to Datca, Turkey, where they honeymooned 28 years ago. But her plans for a restorative week in Turkey are quickly complicated. Instead of comforting her, her memories begin to trouble her.
Ms. Vida co-founded (with her husband, Dave Eggers) 826 Valencia, a tutoring space in San Francisco where kids can get help with their writing. Since its founding in 2002, it has gone national, with seven drop-in centers around the U.S.