Book Reviews of A Reckoning

A Reckoning
A Reckoning
Author: May Sarton
ISBN-13: 9780393000757
ISBN-10: 0393000753
Publication Date: 11/1981
Pages: 255
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.

4.1 stars, based on 4 ratings
Publisher: W W Norton Co Inc
Book Type: Paperback
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"When Laura Spellman learns that she has inoperable cancer, her one wish is to be allowed to die in her own way, with as little medical intervention as possible..."

The book was very readable, but I felt that in some ways the author's imagination--or lack thereof--had led her to describe things that were unlikely to happen in real life.
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No one else writes with May Sarton's insight.
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When Laura Spelman learns that she will not get well, she looks on this last illness as a journey during which she must reckon up her life, give up the nonessential, and concentrate on what she calls "the real connections." The heart of the story is Laura's realization that for her the real connections have been with womenher brilliant and devastating mother, a difficult daughter, and especially a woman she knew when she was young.

Another superb novel from May Sarton.