By Kate Racculia
A surprising dying, a never-mailed postcard, and a longburied mystery set the level for a luminous and heartbreakingly genuine novel approximately misplaced souls discovering one anotherThe Darby-Jones boardinghouse in Ruby Falls, ny, is domestic to Mona Jones and her daughter, Oneida, loners and self-declared outcasts who've shaped a wonderfully insular family: the 2 of them and the three eclectic boarders residing of their residence. yet their small, quiet existence is upended whilst Arthur Rook exhibits up in the midst of a frightened breakdown, devastated through the demise of his spouse, sporting a red shoe field containing all his wife's mementos and keepsakes, and maintaining a postcard from 16 years in the past, addressed to Mona yet by no means despatched. Slowly the contents of the field start to healthy jointly to inform a story--one of a strong friendship, a misplaced love, and a mystery that, if printed, may possibly swap every thing that Mona, Oneida, and Arthur be aware of to be precise. or perhaps the tales the field tells and the truths it brings to existence will train everybody approximately love--how deeply it runs, how robust it makes us, and the way even if all turns out misplaced, how tightly it brings us jointly. With emotional accuracy and nice strength, This has to be where introduces memorable, fascinating characters that refuse to be forgotten.