As the title implies, the book is about three Junes covering ten years of the McLeod family. It is divided up by the three Junes. The first June (1989) is about Paul McLeod, a Scotsman recently widowed, who is on a group tour of Greece. This section of the book is where Paul reminisces about his marriage and his three sons. The second June (1995), begins with Paul's death and the family gathering at their home in Scotland. This section is primarily seen through Paul's eldest son, Fenno, a gay man who had long ago moved and settled in New York. The third and last section (1999), takes place in New York, where Fenno meets Fern, a woman who had met Fenno's father Paul in Greece in 1989.
Of course, the above is a very simplistic summary of the book. Ms. Glass' prose is beautiful and is very easy to read, although some of it needs to be re-read because of the beauty and wisdom in it.
"Mind what you love. For that matter, mind how you are loved."The book touches on so many different emotions and relationship issues, including fidelity, loss, love, gratitude, and grief. It includes issues of AIDS, sperm donation, children, parents, lovers, and siblings. Some things remained unknown/unresolved in the story (like whose lipstick did Paul leave to Fenno?), but those issues resulted in great book group discussion!