This is a "detailed and sexually frank novel" about a family of strong and eccentric women and their feelings about motherhood, marriage, emotions and even infidelity. It took a bit of time to get into the story but I continued on, just to see what would happen next, even though it wandered off and not in a way I found enjoyable.
I think the best quote from this novel is...."My mother drank to forget. I drank to be happy. Father drank just to keep going. Grandma drank to sleep better at night. Aunt Selma drank to even be meaner than she already was." For me, that about sums up this book! If you are looking for a happy and or plot driven story, this book is NOT for you!
An interesting note...the author is the daughter of the late film director Ingmar Bergman and actor Liv Ullmann.