What a wonderful surprise to find this gem of a read! I thought it would be separate stories but each story is interconnected to the others to portray the town of Juliet,s people and area near Swift Current Saskatchewan. Although each character's personality, memories, jobs and activities are thoughtfully presented over a period of days. It is more than that, though, with thought provoking glimpses into how people think, what makes them tick, why they are who they are, as they are becoming who they could be and how all of them make the town, and area what it is, with it's own culture in this small part of the prairies of Canada. I would have given this 5 stars but the pages of the actual book are uneven. I will be looking for more books by this author.