Oh, the warmth, the laughter, the pain. It's not a book, it's a song. You can hear it sing to you, in the cadence of speech, in the lines of prose. Most beautiful romance you'd ever read, from tears to scorn to belly-shaking laughter, to death, and to life all over again. Every once in a while you find a book that's like a forgotten treasure. This is such a book, beautiful without trying to be.