Laura & Emma

By Kate Greathead

Laura & Emma by [Greathead, Kate]

4 out of 5 stars

You know when you take a long walk, in no hurry, and stop and look at all the little nuances around you? Well, that is what this book is like. I felt like I was peeking in on Laura’s life as she raised Emma. Emma was conceived in a rather strange one night stand but Laura let’s everyone think it was artificial insemination. Laura was raised in a well-to-do family in New York. And though she tries to believe she is different than most of the same kind of people, she really is not that different.

The books follows through Emma’s growing years. We get little snippets of each of their personalities. We see the family interactions. There is no great big story line besides the story line of life. (Which I guess cannot get much bigger!)

I enjoyed it. I enjoyed the slow pace. I enjoyed getting to know them.  I enjoyed the mother/daughter love/hate relationship. The ending left me kind of wondering but that did not take away from the rest of the story.

Thanks to Simon & Schuster for a copy of this lovely little book.

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