I found this novel to be loaded with humor, some of it subtle and some of it almost slapstick. Here are two of my favorite funny moments:
--The fact that Miranda gained her reputation as a mercurial and intimidating woman because of her near-sightedness, causing her to inadvertently ignore her aquaintences.
--"Why is he always talking to me?" Mr. Shpuntov was saying in a loud angry voice. "Why does he bother me?" "He's your daughter," Cousin Lou yelled into his ear.
What are yours?