I am so touched by Jordan Rosenfeld's gorgeous review in the San Francisco Chronicle
and take a look at Suzanne Colburn's Reader to Reader Review:
Gayle Brandeis has written a jewel of a story that you’ll want to read many times since there are so many twists and turns that you can’t take it all in with one reading. It is a book to be savored. It is extremely thought provoking as you come to know the adorable Flan Parker, a woman who is trying to make ends meet while her husband is working on his dissertation. The children, Noodle and Nori, are precious and an integral part of the story. This is a story that will have you laughing out loud at times and near tears others. The story focuses around Flan’s going to self storage auctions and bidding on lots to sell to her neighbors mostly as well as others. Through Flan you meet her friends and neighbors and get involved with their lives. You are going to see many sides to these individuals throughout SELF STORAGE. There are lots of good surprises in store for you so get this book and get reading!I have been blushing all day long.
Once you start SELF STORAGE I bet your life with change somewhat after reading it. I know mine has. For one thing I’m thinking about Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass, how I think of others with today’s political views, my friends and neighbors. This book is a real eye-opener to your emotions. You don’t know what is going to happen next and it will shock you a little when Flan takes action after an incident that will turn her family’s life upside down as well as her own. Gayle Brandeis is a word goddess! What a blessing she is to the world of fiction with deep meaning.