Good but not magnificent,
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I bought this novel because I have a number of things in common with Jane Reid, the "magnificent spinster": I went to Vassar, I'm a teacher, and I have no children. I was disappointed that almost nothing was said about Reid's time at Vassar, and there wasn't as much about being a teacher as I'd hoped, but I still mostly enjoyed the book.
The story is narrated by a former seventh-grade student of Reid's, now a retired historian, who is writing a novelization of Reid's life so that Reid won't be forgotten.
I asked my Facebook friends if they had any other May Sarton recommendations, and I didn't get a lot of enthusiasm for her novels, though one friend liked Sarton's journals a lot. I ordered one more of her novels anyway, "Mrs. Stevens Hears the Mermaids Singing," but got bored partway in and never finished it.
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Initial post: Mar 7, 2013 5:53:30 PM PST
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Allen Bredt says:
Try A Reckoning" by May Sarton.
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