When Betty MacDonald married a marine and moved to a small chicken farm on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State, she was largely unprepared for the rigors of life in the wild. Ms. MacDonald also penned a number of other books - all very funny. This one introduced Ma & Pa Kettle to the world.
How does a little girl make sense of a life with a mentally ill, but charismatic mother and a caring, but distant father? A nicely drawn story; it pulled me in to Tilly's life and let me experience her emotions. One of the best I've read recently.