Posted: Nov 2, 2009 3:49 pm
It didn't really sound like something I would've picked up either, just going by the back cover description. But my cousin went to Iowa and had Robinson as a teacher and REALLY recommended I read this, so I eventually got around to it (well, not quite finished yet, but that's my own laziness getting the way). I'll admit I'm a sucker for stories set in the early days of the West Coast (Steinbeck, Kesey, Annie Dillard's "The Living," etc.), so this may be more intriguing to me than you.
Anyway, it's short.