This was quite an unusual book; the author has a style of writing which I did not always enjoy. However, the story was compelling and held my interest. The ending is surprising and leaves you having to decide for yourself where the truth lies...
This book is a book about a book....and so much more. I loved the building of the friendship between the two women,the ups and the downs of friendship and the life that gets in the way. I really enjoyed the honesty of this book.I encourage anyone to read it that has a friend they hold dear.
A novel inside a novel-- the contemporary story examines (pseudo-)friendship and betrayal, and was interesting enough; wasn't too enthralled with the historical back-story involving an anarchist and her sister.
It opened like loose spaghetti, just didn't seem to hang together and I was thinking of putting it down..then somewhere along the line early in the book I 'got it' and what it was about. A really tightly-written book about the creation and keeping of lifetime friendship and love. The characters were all great, the plot within a plot terrific and interesting, well paced, and it wrapped up beautifully in the end.