A collection of vignettes and reminisces seamlessly strung together into a cohesive narrative, this book kept me completely engaged, extending through Ms. Masumian's adult life and troubles with her aging parents' health while she undergoes her own personal difficulties.
It's not a long book - only 144 pages. The one disappointment I had is that I would have liked to see more - more anecdotes of growing up on the banks of the Chagrin River, wandering through the woods, dealing with her mother's bouts of frantic depression and eclectic relatives. More about her adult life and problems. But despite dealing with some very serious issues, the book ends on both a wistful and hopeful note which left me wanting more. I'll definitely look out for new work by Ms. Masumian in the future.