my take: as a doctor's wife i was curious about this book ... it's very small ... actually more of a short story told in vignettes ... each one a little gem.
the opening lines: "It's after lunch, and the Doctor's Wife has given Ann and her siblings two packets of saltine crackers each and told them to play hard until she calls them for dinner."
i know this woman, i know this childhood. and much of the book felt like a walk through childhood. and marriage. and parenting. and family. very well done.
if i ever write a book, this might be my format.
my source: Oprah's suggested reads ... although i'm sure Oprah herself has very little to do with the list her minions put out ... they know their stuff
my verdict: excellent little read