By May Sarton
In this poignant and poetic novel, on reflection on her sixty years, a demise lady examines the nice relationships of her lifestyles
When she learns that she is loss of life, Laura Spelman vows to spend her ultimate 12 months merely on what concerns so much. As she fast realizes, this suggests coming to phrases along with her so much fruitful and demanding bonds—her "real connections"—all of that have been with ladies. From her tempestuous daughter and cherished aunt, to a promising lesbian author she is mentoring and a loved pal from her adolescence, 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 existence earlier than it ends, and of the facility in embracing the truth that the main not easy interactions are frequently the main rewarding.
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