To be completely honest, I wasn't all that positive what this novel was about when I was asked to read it. Naturally, I was less than enthused to begin and it was slow to start. But then, you just get wrapped up in the fantastic writing and the lives of these poor characters as they navigate the (sometimes contaminated) waters of when an oil company moves in and starts fracking in your town. This book was bleak and compelling, yet at times uplifting. I'd definitely recommend it and think it would make for good discussion. Will pick up more by Jennifer Haigh!