This crisply written comedy of manners follows a stodgy
Englishman and his two grown daughters as they reckon with the harsh winter,
quirky characters, and lock-and-load vibe of Saratoga Springs, New York. Woods,
a literary critic and himself a British expat, offers a novel that's both
exegesis and hosanna: "The sun was melting the snow—it sounded
as if a hundred old taps were leaking—and the American sky was
joyfully, piercingly, utterly blue."
— Hamilton Cain