A very enjoyable book if a littele slow to start written by an author who used the knowledge of her upbringing in Arkansas to write a powerful story of a farming family in the 1950s, whose lives are changed when the Lake-in-laws are forced to move in with them. This book has everything: snow , tragedy, courage and also humour with strong characters.
For me, the star of the story is the second child- a feisty eleven year old, bizarrely named Swan.
But I found the way she was released from the make-shift prison after the horrific attack by the evil neighbour rather far fetched.
Still a journey through a life and an interesting read