Sometimes simple stories tell things best. No gimmicks or special effects just the impact of an ordinary life on one's own memories. The reader can decide whether it's depressing or just the way life can be. Sure our protagonist has her share of tragedy but haven't we all?I liked how Shields presented Daisy's life from every perspective but her own. I also liked how each chapter was a different turning point or stage in her life and not one continuous story from birth to death. Some of the lists that made up some segments were more telling than half of what was said to or about her.Do we want to leave a lasting impact on the world or just touch those people that have populated our own life?