There is a theme in the book about costumes and assumed identities: those roles we assume, with intent or not, to deal with life.
The pace is very slow, the flashbacks can make it difficult to follow, and the characters are never developed enough to make them interesting.
I own Godwin's novels and like her fiction works, each one read more than once..first to enjoy, second to relish the substance and her style.
I really loved Fr. Melancholy's Daughter. So I was excited to read this sequel on Margaret's life. I had heard she follows her late father's footsteps. Read morePublished 5 months ago by K. Stickney
Evensong is easily among my top 5 favorite novels of all time. Godwin is a masterful writer who can weave spirituality, love, and sexuality into an engaging, yet unobtrusive story. Read morePublished 7 months ago by mak3112
After the pleasant experience of reading Father Melancholy's Daughter , this sequel was pure frustration . Read morePublished 7 months ago by FRS
It was right down "the alley" of my kind of book. There are passages so good they are underlined for quotes. It's just a well-written story :)Published 8 months ago by Ramona B. Milby
I am a total fan of Gail Godwin and have been since reading "The Odd Woman" back in -- oh well, never mind. "Evensong" is not one of my favorites, but it's still a good read. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Virginia Graziani
One of my favorite books from this author. The prequel and sequel are also excellent. Great characterization, some irony, a look into the life of a woman priest.
I love it.
I loved Father Melancholy's Daughter (the first Gail Godwin book I had ever read) and wanted more of the story--more of Margaret. Read morePublished on April 6, 2010 by Jane Beckwith
Relationships, religion and redemption are the 3 R's in National Book Award nominee Gail Godwin's Evensong, an eloquently rendered, albeit sometimes decelerated, story of a woman's... Read morePublished on May 23, 2009 by Gail Cooke