Cutter, a hard-working woman who makes her living waiting tables and writing obits, is determined to sabotage the sale of her family's dilapidated ancestral home. Every time a potential buyer comes calling, she makes every effort to play down any possible charm that might be found within the crumbling walls.
Cutter's younger sister, meanwhile, is more concerned about her affair with a local - married - English professor. And when the professor's reclusive wife gathers up the courage to leave her own home and confront the Other Woman, she instead meets Cutter, and the two begin a quirky, comforting friendship.
©2004 Mindy Fiddle; (P)2008 Recorded Books,LLC
There's vinegar and sharp greens enough along the way to merit the rich sweetness." (Publishers Weekly)
"Friddle concentrates her considerable talents on developing fully realized protagonists who earn and deserve the reader's respect." (Booklist)
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