The Distant Hours

The Distant Hours - Kate Morton Did you ever go to a Tupperware party where the hostess spent forever demonstrating all the gadgets in a dramatically effervescent voice? And at the end nobody bought anything? And there weren't even any refreshments being served to make it worth having shown up? And you didn't like any of the other people who came to the party? This book is that party---all elaborate demonstration, no sale, no refreshment, and no one I care about.