This is a beautifully written book about a family and an odd house, and how the house affects those who live in it. It's a story, I think, mostly about the relationship between a brother and a sister. It wasn't a favorite of mine. The relationship between the siblings was almost too deep to be believed. Felt to me like an unrequited romance between the two. Not what the author intended. The language is beautiful. Ann Patchett is an amazing writer. But this book was outside my zone.