Sunday, September 9, 2007

Through The Generations

Pierre-Auguste Renoir 1841-1919, On The Terrace 1881

All She Ever Wanted by Lynn Austin.
In the beginning the book gave the details of a breakdown in the relationship between a middle age career woman named Kathleen and her daughter Jolie. I honestly thought the rest of the book was going to continue on with these 2 not communicating except by heavy sighs, arguing, and or ignoring each other. The book developed beautifully by telling the story of 4 generations of women, Kathleen's mother and her maternal grandmother were added to this story. Each generation of women are running from something, whether it's poor choices, avoiding conflicts, or victimization. The book touches on uncomfortable issues, real life in the raw issues; unplanned pregnancy, immigration, poverty, abuse, addictions. I have read several books by Lynn Austin every book I've read of her's has been excellent, memorable.

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