This is a SAD, SAD, SAD, SAD, SAD book... I couldn't put it down. I went to bed with such sadness for these characters and am still thinking of them.The father is a selfish, cruel man; no matter that he is described as different in the book. I REALLY didn't like him. The uncle is tool.The mother is a sad fool. The wife and daughters broke my heart. I was so hoping for a happy ending for Dana. I wanted her to have a good ending... this book just left me a little broken for them.A very gifted author and a very good book.