Club Rating: 3.0
General feeling that the book did not measure up to the author's prior book. Implausible coincidences and disjointed format moving between William and Willow as narrators; however a couple liked format and thought it added to interest. Willow did not seem very enthusiastic regarding getting her son back which seemed strange since it was one of the main points of the story. Several people did not finish the book because it didn't hold their interest. Discussion of racial and sexual politics of the era and reasons why those, coupled with time period (Great Depression), might result in children being given to orphanage that would be inexplicable today. The book was too depressing for some.