Slice of life with quirks (-and not just in the title!) story. Sometimes humourous sometimes dull I did not think this a greatly important book, for all the grand reviews and prize nominations. However it was a good read and the central character was worth getting to know. Her relationships to her deceased mother, her estranged sister, her elderly father and her Ukrainian heritage are central themes to the main narrative - the old widower marries a 30-something would be immigrant from Ukraine instantly bringing chaos to town, home and family. That and the tractors are sub plots to the gentle, and sometimes humourous, explorations of relationships, the past, family routines and expectations, memory, culture, immigration, and aging.