Every time I read a Tom Perrotta novel I think ah here are those same whiney kids from the college ennui novels all grown up and living in suburbia. Still moaning and bitching while living very well. That sounds pretty harsh the truth is I really like Tom Perrotta. Always have. This book had a great premise executed very well. Both melancholy and a bit funny at times. I really enjoyed the insight into how people deal with grief and lose.