Diane McDonough, former reviewer is a returning college student studying literature, hopefully taking this adventure all the way to the doctorate level, because Ph.D's in literature are so employable. In the meantime, she resides in a little hideaway on the Big Spring safe from the real world behind a pile of books. She has a pet teenager, who does the dishes, and a Siamese cat; they allow her to continue to work to support their food habit.