Not only is Ms Holbrook a gifted writer, but she has uncommonly keen insights into human behavior. Taking an intimate look at one extended family in rural East Tennessee, the author examines its members' disparate lifestyles, sexual identities, and attitudes regarding religion and social mores. Through these characters' struggles in coming to terms with their own values, the author offers up beautifully crafted and inspired morality lessons in a non-judgmental tone. As a native of the area, the author's depiction of the landscape and the rural culture ring true and meaningful.
~ Cheryl Peyton