Beautiful writing. Compelling story. Great dialog. Interesting characters. (this book is too good to sum up in three words)
Everything! This book is so rich -- it works at so many levels. Right before I read this, I re-read one of my all-time favorites: Stegner's "Crossing to Safety". It's hard for me to put any book in that category, but this may come close.
I am not sure which scene was my favorite, but the last three chapters were incredibly moving (in fact, I was moved to tears) and I listened to them twice. Also, the dialog was memorable. Also, great images -- "her life was an orbit around a dark star"...."she traveled halfway across the world for a sister she wouldn't cross the room to help"..."she was as hard to pin down as the last pickle in the pickle jar".
I listen while I walk. Everytime I stopped listening I couldn't wait to get back to it.
The narration was excellent
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