This isn't a complicated book or even a profound book of life, it is simply a good book. I've read this book 6 times in the last 7 years. It's like a really good movie, one you can watch over and over even though you know the ending. It follows the lives of several women at various stages in life. If you are looking for an easy, quick read, give it a chance. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have.