I recommend this book to you that read. David Baldacci is just about my favorite author. He writes crime thrillers but I saw this small novel in the library and read it yesterday. Very nice and well done. Kinda "To Kill a Mockingbirdish" Set is the eary 40's. 13 year old girl, 7 year old boy, bad red-neck man, lots of humor, adversity and love and triumph. New York City family has car accident and the childern and comatose mother go to live with the 80 year old great, great grandmother in the hills of Virginia and it's the story of their experience and adventures on the farm. Nicely done and read it for an uplift of spirit if you haven't already done so.