I liked this book, didn’t love it, but liked it. It was a slow read for me. I liked the character Muriel the best and for some reason in my head she was played by Zooey Deschanel. I had no idea when I started the book, but I found out about half way through that there was a movie made from the book in 1988. Gina Davis played the Muriel role and she won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her work in the movie.