by Ann Patchett

Ann Patchett did it again! Wrote an amazing book. I flew through it in days. It is so engaging, with superb character development (even the house is a character!), and a really tightly woven story/plot. Loved it. I would call this mostly a family drama, with some coming of age elements. The protagonist is a man, who narrates the story from when he was a boy until his older age. And the main relationship at the heart of this book is a sibling one, which I found extremely unique in many ways. Although there are other books that have siblings in it and somewhat explore the relationship between a brother and a sister, this one was really strong. A beautifully written study of a brother and sister facing the hardships of the world together with humor and love. I will miss them!