By Sue Cruise
Published: December 20, 2012.
As Linus "Bud" Ritter and eight siblings gather for a funeral, sadness blends with funny, poignant, and sometimes painful memories of growing up on 14th Street in Galveston, Texas. Bud deals with personal shortcomings, searches for an old pal, and emerges with a fresh approach to life. "Humorous and touching...a nostalgic little gem of a novel, with a quietly powerful message." KIRKUS REVIEWS