An excellent book, full of wisdom, about the author's midlife journey of self-discovery on an island off the coast of Maine. Loved it!
What a great read. Fast book to get into and a nice story about a woman who goes off to be alone. Learning to like herself and the simple pleasures in life we all so often take in without noticing. This book was easy to "hear with you heart". A beautiful read. Well worth the time I spent on it.
I really enjoyed this read~
Setting and description play a large part in Shulman's story; she's very, very good at that aspect. The latter part of the book focuses more on her personal life (going through an acrimonious divorce, etc.), and, unfortunately, I really struggled to identify with her there - target audience would be educated, professional (liberal) women over 60. As with other memoirs/autobios, I found her friend Margaret's observations (can you call a real person a "secondary character"?) as interesting as, if not more so, than Shulman's own musings, especially when she engages in occasional self-pity.