I don't mind a heavy story but this is more Days of Our Lives for retirees than anything else. I don't know, maybe I'm just not getting it. I keep hearing good reviews for this book, and it did win a pulitzer prize, but all I'm reading is a collection of short interrelated stories of old people gossiping and bickering. Is there anything hopeful or satisfying at the end? I'm curious enough to keep reading, but part of me just wants to DNF the whole thing.