I read this book when it first came out and remember totally enjoying it--feeling like I was Anna, loving Will. The scenes are artfully written, the emotional content true and strong. It made me feel not alone, like a good book can do. At the time it reminded me of Anne Tyler's work, but I don't know if I'd still think that--I'll have to read it again, in ebook format this time. DUET is a good introduction to the work of this author. Other favorites by Florey: CHEZ CORDELIA, REAL LIFE, and SOLOS. Settle into these books and enjoy them; to read Florey is to have a satisfyingly good time, without leaving your brain behind.