When Joy Came to Stay is the story of Maggie, a woman battling depression. She seems to have the perfect life but as is often true, the masks we wear cover up a history of hurt. Maggie ends up checking herself into a mental institution. Her husband comes home to find her note. What is uncovered is a history that will challenge them both to the bottom of despair and back again. It's a really great tale of how we can find the root of our hurts and how to begin to heal from them. It is also a great tale of loving people and how to love people. I really enjoyed this book.