The short review goes like this - go out and read this book. You will not be disappointed.
The longer review would deal with the fact that this is a book about a woman who didn't score so well on an IQ test who returns home to Newfoundland to be with her sick father and then has to unravel the mystery of who her family is. There's also a rock climber, a man with one arm longer than the other, a Christmas light maker and a really smart tortoise. What more could one want?