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An equal stillness

Kay,F (2009) An Equal stillness Weidenfield & Nicholson

I really liked this book. I love the characters, especially Jennet Mellow, who is so well drawn and alive. Her dilemmas mirror those of women everywhere. She is continually torn between her own needs/desires and her role as a wife and a mother. In addition, she is torn between her love fore her husband and her desire for other men. The discussion of the live of women is furthered by an exploration of the lives of the women who surround her, such as her mother and sister. Moreover, the novel traces her career as an artist. On top of this, we are given an interesting discussion of the art of biography.