This is the very sad story of a girl whose family was murdered. She struggles through trying to understand why she was left alive and how to live her life now that her family is gone.
The book is set in Holland. It is a really a tragedy as I would define it, but I suppose the happy ending negates such an opinion. Dorrestein travels through the human psyche in an attempt to explain the human heart. She does a beautiful, if disturbing job of it.
The book is worth the read if you come by it, but not something I would go seek out.