"[t]he first-person narration appears to restrict McFadden's voice somewhat. One senses the author's poetic sensibility straining beneath her heroine's booze-addled somnolence. When it manages to break loose, the result is lustrous sentences that seem beyond Kenzie's capabilities....This is a minor complaint, however, more an observation than a quibble. McFadden writes very well, and it's hard to fault her for assembling sentences that occasionally seem to sparkle beyond belief."McFadden, Bernice L. is the author of 'Warmest December', published 2002 under ISBN 9780452282919 and ISBN 0452282918.