I just read the Library Journal and Publishers' Weekly reviews of the book. Both were very favorable and make it sound interesting--better than Diamant's "sophomore effort," (I forgot the name of her second book already, which I haven't read)--but the PW does says it's not for those who want a happy ending, and that it's "melancholy." 'll probably put myself on the waiting list for it at the library and give it at try. I just got in The Long Way Down. Now to see if I like it. Cindy __________________________________ Yahoo! Mail - PC Magazine Editors' Choice 2005 http://mail.yahoo.com To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.