by Kaye Gibbons
Ms. Gibbons has a knack for writing that dives deep and straight into your mind and heart. She is described as bringing a short story sensibility to a novel, and I think that's right. Her books are stark in a way--the prose is simple, the storyline almost an afterthought--but her characters breathe and live.
It's the best way to be remembered when you die. For who you are and what you mean, not what you did.
I loved this little morsel of a book, and read it quickly.
It's a good read. Pick it up.