This book started with a tidal wave of grief that left me breathless and wondering where it could go from there. Then I saw that there was a timeline format of Now, Then and Between which I wasn't sure would work.
It works well because it's so well judged. It broadens out the world and makes me look at the people in a new context.
The thing I like most though is that there are no villains and no saints. These are people, some of whom are nicer than others but they're doing what they can with what they have and sometimes even trying to help each other. The odd thing is that amplifies the impact of the grief.
I'm reading this slowly, partly because it's too good to miss and partly because there's only so much I can take of this emotional turmoil in a day.