I read this book when it first came out it in hardcover. Everyone in my book club loved it. I am a voracious reader and often forget a book after reading several others. There are, however, some books I remember well, and this is one of them. It is very well-written and contains many situations ripe for discussion: family relationships, sibling relationships, interfaith marriage, religious differences. How do early life experiences affect you, whether shaping who you become as an adult or as something to escape from (e.g., Noelle)? I have recommended this book to many people, and no one has yet to berate me for it! Perhaps being Jewish made it a bit more relevant to me, but I don’t think so. There is a universality to the book that should resonate with most readers.