What a fantastic book! The book is filled with quirky characters who surround the difficult subject of serious mental illness. However, there is very little darkness in this book. It is a completely engaging tale of the adventures of Hattie and her niece Thebes (short for Theodora) and nephew Logan and their quest of find the kid's Dad, Cherkis, while their Mother, Hattie's sister Min, is being treated in a psychiatric facility. This may sound heavy, but it was surprisingly light-hearted and poignant, without being glib or insensitive to the kids, their mother or to the situation, which is whether or not Min will be able to care for the kids, if she makes it home. I liked this book much better than A Complicated Kindness.