Isa & May

by Margaret Forster | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0099542099 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingkeeta1wing of Howick, Auckland Province New Zealand on 2/13/2016
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Journal Entry 1 by wingkeeta1wing from Howick, Auckland Province New Zealand on Saturday, February 13, 2016
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The curiously named Isamay, a would-be academic, is trying to write a coherent thesis about grandmothers in history - from Sarah Bernhardt and George Sand to the matriarchal Queen Victoria and other influential grannies -- while constantly ambushed by the secrets her own family has been keeping. An only child, she is named after her grandmothers, Isa and May, who were there at her birth and who have formed and influenced her in very different ways. Jealous of each other, they both want to be first in their granddaughter's affections. Isa has an edge, in that young Isamay looks like her, but Isa's reserved and elegant exterior hides startling surprises that could undermine her granddaughter's certainties. May, on the other hand, is plump, indomitable and opinionated, and it's from her that
Isamay inherits her stubborn determination. Isamay, almost thirty, has never wanted children, but suddenly considers changing her mind. Her live-in lover, Ian (always mysterious about his own family history) is sure that he does not want a child.

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