★★★☐☐ The publisher has provided a copy for review.
Heartbreaking, energizing, and somehow reminiscent of Anne Tyler's Breathing Lessons. This was a page-turner, though I didn't like many of the people in the story. I was surprised time and time again by sisters, brothers, husbands, wives, parents, and children who thought so differently than I do: it kept my attention.
If you drove past this horse ranch in your car, you'd miss the fine-tuned details and personal portraits offered by Hugo. I found the crazy family startling with every turned page. If you want to peek inside someone's window and be grateful for the messes in your own circles, you'll love the conversations and activities.