An odd thing about the current uproar over immigration is its monumental lack of self-consciousness.
The intelligence and honesty with which Westover tells her story are compelling. The story is not simple, not black and white. She doesn’t offer pat excuses for her own mistakes or gloss over difficult issues.
The writing in this book is urgent, and exquisite. It grips you by the collar and takes you on a thrilling ride offering a new vision of the miraculous world of which we’re a part.
Isara (1989), is the the lightly fictionalized account of a period in the author’s father life. It is a small masterpiece, composed with such wisdom and understanding, such love and attention to detail, that one is ashamed to have known nothing about it all these years…….
Not everyone who grows older wants to know more about the aging process…… The author envisions old age as an opportunity for healing and renewal.
BOOK REVIEW: You’ll Enjoy It When You Get There: The Stories of Elizabeth Taylor, with an introduction by Margaret Drabble — March 2019
Jane highly recommends reading not only this book, but all of the other books written by Elizabeth Taylor, the novelist.