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A droll and poignant novel of family dysfunction, certain to be relished by Anne Tyler and Alice Hoffman fans. April Stevens' spare prose and ear for the varied vernacular of life-styles and generations make her debut novel a wonderfully appealing, and quietly penetrating, study in remembrance and regeneration.
Posted September 19, 2005
This book is sort of a hidden gem. The first time I read it, my interest was held, but I didn't think it was anything that great. But it was, because something made me read it twice and I dont read very many books twice. It really does pull at a familiar chord. I related to more than one character. Something special about stevens writing makes you relate to almost all the characters. Only criticism is it's not really that intellectual, but the characters in a minimal way are very very colorful.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.