I loved this little book!
I assumed this novel was going to be a light read about a southern family, but it was a quite substantial read that I imagine will stick with me for some time. I was immediately drawn in by Tallulah and her quirky family dynamics (twin v. different siblings, close brother, activist mother, and professor father... oh and domineering grandmother). It's v. clear that there are secrets within the family that drive her away to San Francisco, and that yarn entangles slowly throughout the book. I admire Crandall's ability to make me feel the hot Mississippi sun, the water filling Lulie's boat, and the Spanish moss hanging onto the New Orleans sidewalks. Jumping in time was essential for the storytelling, and only heightened the suspense. I also applaud Crandall's approach to talking about mental health - it's a real conversation that more people need to be comfortable acknowledging. I recommend this book highly to anyone with a affinity for the South, and family dramas.