Mysterious twists of fate and coincidence bring members of a Scotish family together, while self-doubts and lack of communication keep them apart in this 2002 National Book Award winning novel set on both sides of the Atlantic over three summers.


  • Luke Jensen Director of the Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Equity at the University of Maryland.
  • Deirdre Donahue Book Critic for "USA Today"
  • Deborah Tannen author of many books and professor of linguistics at Georgetown University.

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