I'm not a fan of summarizing, so get that from the publisher, and then we can talk. Literary Fiction, Historical Fiction, Young Adult, Middle Grade, Picture Books. I'll read it all, and, if I like it, I'll make you want to read it too!
We listened to this aloud in the office, and spent a lot of time saying, "For God's Sake, Hildy, put down the bottle!" She never listened. But we loved her anyway. This is probably a great beach read, though Mary Beth Hurt is a lively narrator if you just feel like listening.