Last time I was in Tucson it was the book for discussion at the library discussion group. Sharlene wasn't up to going after her surgery so I read the book and went instead.
It really is a marvellous book that I would highly recommend. It's one of those books that has you laughing out loud one minute and shedding a tear the next - there are some very funny bits in there.
It was generally very well received by the group and just about everyone agreed it was an excellent book.