From the part-time hotline psychic Fern to her wayward lesbian mother Nora and cross-dressing Uncle Harold, a wonderful cast of characters parades through the pages of this novel. It
' Pitch-perfect, ruefully funny dialogue, a wonderfully vivid cast of supporting characters . Not a false note anywhere in a story that's as entertaining as it is wise. Anshaw just keeps getting better' KIRKUS REVIEWS
Carol Anshaw is the award-winning author ( the Carl Sandburg award and the Society of Midland Authors Award) of three previous novels, Aquamarine, Seven Moves and Lucky in the Corner. She lives in Chicago and teaches creative writing at Vermont College.