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Girl in the glass
November 9, 2012, 7:41 pm
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I recently read Susan Meissner’s book The Girl in the Glass. The main character, Meg Pomeroy , lives as a caretaker in a borrowed cottage with a borrowed cat after ending her engagement two years ago. She has always wanted to go to Florence, where her paternal grandmother had been born. She is offered the opportunity to make the trip, and does, even when some things fall through at the last minute. Often when I read novels about women my own age, I feel disappointed. Are we really this indecisive at thirty-something? But, aside from living in a borrowed cottage with a borrowed cat, Meg is pretty mature. In Italy, she discovers an important life lesson that she imparts on a new friend. It doesn’t matter what others think of you. What matters is the girl in the glass. Your knowledge of who you are is what sustains you. There are three women who love their fathers. But these men are human and have failed in their own way. This does not diminish the love between father and daughter, but it does mean a separation. This is where the knowledge of self comes into play. I received a free copy of this book and reviewed it for Waterbrook Multnomah. I am under no obligation to write a favorable review.

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Thanks for your honest thoughts and the review. I had seen this book and wondered about it. :O)

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