Anita Diamant's Good Harbor.
Who needs to read about breast cancer treatments when one is living thru them?
But my love of her writing won out and I'm so glad.
First it was like a trip back to my beloved Massachusetts North Shore. In the forward she mentioned my home town Reading. Lanesville, which the source of the second half of my name, Bearskin Neck (photo) and other places that were regular haunts of my childhood filled the pages.
More important was the theme of friendship.
Lesson learned: Never judge a book by the snippets on the back cover.