This book was on a few "Best Books" lists, I'm not sure why. I found it slow, never quite getting off the ground. The storyline? Well, there's a being, an angel, or so we're told, who speaks in pigeon english, who observes the "peoples" around her/him. That's about it. It takes place in the Swiss Alps. The angel comes to know Zola, an American who moves into the house by the angel's home tower. Let's see . . . what else? Not much. Skip this one, even though it made it to some "peoples" lists.