||For Lily Piper, life on the prairie is spare, austere, and tucked in. She is restless—not the daughter she feels her mother wants. When puberty hits, an abrupt shift in fate has Lily on her way to England to care for her aging grandmother. There, she experiences life in all its ambiguity, until she is called home to face a future she thought she had escaped. The prose of the book is intimate, elegant, and devastatingly funny; the engrossing story of Lily Piper tells us something about how we make sense of the future when the future is something we can hardly imagine.