... beautifully written ... Her tales of shelling peas with her grandmother and the kindness of a neighbor who listened patiently to her fears are heart-warming ... This lovely book teaches gentle lessons on gratitude and celebrating life.
Pipher spent many hours alone as a child, and these memories are the book’s most compelling. Chapters are brief, resembling short stories, and each ends with a memory of light—be it dappled winter light through the trees, a stunning sunset, or evening lamplight signaling the end of a day ... A beautifully written, quiet, contemplative memoir that many will enjoy.