OK, Sandy, I need a sequel! I am so rooting for Tawanda and Ranscom and Manny, Pfifer, Ben and Chris/Charles!! And the lighthouse! Oh, and don't forget Scout! You really managed to create some wonderful characters, and I hated coming to the last page, which is about the biggest compliment I can pay a book. Tawanda, of course, is something else--so complex in her prickly independence, intelligence, self-awareness, and spontaneity. Lots of other adjectives I could think of, but overall, a fascinating person (wonder where she gets that?!). The poignancy of her relationship with Chris is especially moving. Ann Patchett, jamoca almond fudge, the south coast, Ukiah heat, biscuit fire--so many points of contact… And I have to ask: were you ever involved in moving a house??
Thanks for a wonderful book! Betty O.
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