It's the story of a 46 year old woman, floundering in life, who, on an impulse, buys a dilapidated old farmhouse in a remote dying town near the Canadian border.
The story of her discovering her unique gifts brought me to tears. The characters in the book, and believe me, Rayfield and Rodney and Wide Load are characters indeed, are finely and humorously crafted.
Two special thoughts that struck me personally:
"Anything can happen to anybody at any minute" and we are:"Sageing, not aging".