I wanted to like this read...really I did! Unfortunately, the hype did it no service nor did the promise of "changing my life." This was simply a tragic tale of three individuals who met under horrific circumstances. I also feel that the cover and back cover copy were a bit misleading. The cover is whimsical and the back cover copy is almost playfully coy--certainly not appropriate for such a dark and difficult journey. It reminded me of the big British sweeping novels like that of Forester's "A Passage to India."
Favorite quote: "I was a modern woman and disappointment was something I was more familiar with than fear."