Fiction by Heather Gudenkauf.
This was a great book!
My mom recommended it to me, so... Thanks, Mom!
The funny thing is, I remember when I was a kid I could never STAND to read anything my mom recommended. I thought if she liked it, I couldn't possibly like it.
I never did read Little Women or The Yearling as a result. So I probably missed out on a lot, just out of sheer stubborness.
Later she figured this out and stopped recommending books to me.
I'm glad she's started back now that I'm an adult, though.