I wanted to love this book. Moore has such an amazing writing style, I read most of the first part of it out loud just because the way the words flowed off the tongue was magical. Then, part two happened. The style changed, the brothers were weird, the ex was dead, and I was lost. I had no idea what was going on and how it all tied back to the first part of the book and the letters. It was a mishmash that could have been awesome if it had a plot to tie it all together; everybody just wandered around talking to dead people and not in a fun way. Unless you are already a huge Lorrie Moore fan, don’t bother with this one. 2 sad little stars. I was given a copy so this is my own opinion.