By May Sarton
In this poignant and poetic novel, in retrospect on her sixty years, a demise girl examines the nice relationships of her existence
When she learns that she is death, Laura Spelman vows to spend her ultimate 12 months simply on what concerns so much. As she quick realizes, this suggests coming to phrases together with her so much fruitful and critical bonds—her "real connections"—all of which were with girls. From her tempestuous daughter and cherished aunt, to a promising lesbian author she is mentoring and a loved good friend from her formative years, Laura revisits her most vital relationships, every one fraught with its personal heritage and meaning.
Insightful and witty, A Reckoning is an unforgettable portrait of 1 woman's trip to grab lifestyles prior to it ends, and of the facility in embracing the truth that the main tough interactions are usually the main rewarding.
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