Needed something to read for my recent plane trip - and got this on Kindle. Then, somehow, the formatting didn't allow it to be read on my Kindle. I could read it directly on my iPad, which I did - but it was a little more convoluted to bring it up. Frustrating to say the least!
But I read it when I got home - and it started slow - as other books of Ann Patchett's do - but it did become compelling.
The author weaves a great story - long, circuitous, complex, sometimes a little difficult to sort out - that is ultimately satisfying.
A review I read issued a caveat about the story - it involves a death from a bee sting - and suggests that if you or a loved one has bee allergies, you might not want to read it. The death is actually not represented as factually as is apparently true about bee stings. But I thought it added a certain level of complexity to the story. Didn't know about the medical inaccuracies when I read it!