The remarkable thing about this book is how quiet it is. When reading it during a fairly stressful time in my young life, this book had a palpably calming effect, like the words washed over my troubled mind with their effortless grace. The imagery was memorable, the concern for home-making timely, but most notable was its simplicity. I imagine that if you threw this book into a lake, it would dive without the slightest splash and a minimum of ripples, in spite of its light weight. Sometimes it's just the thing a person needs to clear her head.