I was taken away to Snooker Glen, Kentucky on the first page. At first, I thought it was a "light read", basically a book I could shut my brain off and get carried away. Well, carried away I was --- with an extraordinary plot and imaginative characters (all of whom I can say I met personally once or twice). I recommended the book to a few ladies at my church because it portrays a vivid and lively, and quite accurate account of a Southern woman and her family. Snooker Glen is a perfect book for a book club or discussion group - with so many issues intertwined. The author applies the concept of Biblical Esther to the way we live now, in a world threatened by bureaucracy and divided by language, aristocracy, money and religion.