Let me tell you, any reading slump I felt like I was in this past spring has been blown to bits because this book is connecting with me in a major way. Yes it's sciencey and clinical but it's also this gorgeous study of female friendship, motherhood and profound grief.
I read every word, and I thoroughly enjoyed the book, but I struggle with what it is about.
At it‘s heart, I believe it is about friendship, love and longing. I also believe the novel explores the ways we understand, define and misunderstand who we are and, more importantly how others define us.
Is it about grief, no, I don‘t think so but, it is about the loss of self that we experience As we grow older, and perhaps wiser.