“Compelling . . . precise, lyrical . . . truly moving.” —The Washington Post Book World“This beautiful, moving novel works brilliantly as a study of a tragedy and the various characters’ reactions to the tragedy itself, as well as how it causes them to reexamine their own lives.” —Booklist“A tender, closely-observed tale in which a tragedy in a small mountain town reverberates among its eccentric cast of residents. Each deeply wounded in his or her experience of life, they nevertheless form a community in which loss can be held and a future made possible. Leslie Schwartz writes with precision and grace."
–Janet Fitch, author of White Oleander