I was surprised at how affecting this story was. Most books, I've found, pull you either towards passion and love in relationships or away into the world of sweet, comfortable monogamy. In Otto's world, all three exist, ebbing and flowing together; not always beautifully, but always honest. Through the eight women in the quilting group, we are given a glimpse into defining moments in a woman's life, what binds them together, and what helps them break through the waves when every part of them wants to just relax and let nature take its course. And while the outcome may not always end in happiness, it does result in growth and understanding....Continua
page 55: I've had enough. The characters are unpleasant, and often it feels like I'm reading a soap opera for old ladies.
Most of all, though, I really dislike the way it's written.