I am thrilled and slightly depressed...it's only March, but I think I've already found my favorite book of the year.
I've been waiting for Sarah Dunn's follow-up to The Big Love for what feels like forever, so the odds of it disappointing me were high. It soooooo didn't! Secrets to Happiness is one of those amazing, subtle, deep, real stories that pulled me in and wouldn't let me go. I didn't want it to. I felt like I knew these characters. Their reactions and choices made sense even when I knew, as the reader who can see into everyone's minds at once, that they were heading for disaster. Two days later, I still feel this bizarre longing to hop on a train to NYC and visit my new friends, just to see how everyone is doing.
One random thing that shouldn't be important but (if Amazon reviews mean anything) is: The dog on the cover is not part of the story. There are two dogs, but not this dog. If it helps you to know this, then I'm all for helping to set expectations accordingly.
Hope this helps make your March weekend a little bit happier :)