poignant, if sometimes annoying, story of a 40 year old man who is caring for his elderly aunt, who recently moved to a nursing home after numerous falls. Carl, the nephew,was raised by his mother and two aunts and he has cared for each of them in turn as they have approached death. He has a nice relationship with his last living relative, Aunt Lil. The story revolves around the cast of characters at the nursing home. Some of it was sweet. I was bored by the crazy sermons given by a preacher recovering from a broken leg. Hard to tell if he was crazy or just overly enthusiastic. At first, they were intresting, but they just went on too long. Carl does take in everything he sees and along with the preacherman writes country songs about his experiences. These are funny little songs and the lyrics are written up at the end of the book. I did like that.