5/12- I'm having a hard time getting into this. It is written with some elegance and I have the feeling the author desperately wants me to connect with these characters. But I don't. May become abandoned book. Will give it 50 more pages because the reviews were pretty good. As one of my goals is to be able to say, "It's ok to not finish a book," we will see...Updates to come. 5/17-I see all the good reviews but this book just wasn't for me or maybe I wasn't in the right mood. The writing was lovely but I felt nothing and that is essential.