Perhaps this is a case of too-high expectations on my part. This is a very well-written (except for the total neglect of dialogue indicators), well-planned out book. The stories are extremely creative and show a great deal of imagination on Ward’s part. Having said that, I found myself liking each story a little bit less than the one before it. Part of my problem was that I expected them all to be based on pictures from the past. The last two stories really threw me for a loop—especially the one set in 2060. Interesting, but not really my cup of tea.
Girl Reading by Katie Ward emphaticaly informed by feminism, awareness of a position of a women-as mother, worker, lovers, victims, objects of desire. That is a brief, beautiful book captures the universal emotions of women throughout history at all different stages of life. It is a perfect book for a woman who love to read, who loves history. I would give five stars, highly recommended
Each chapter could stand alone, but, oh, what a delight to read as a novel and see how these readers influence the action of their stories and seemingly inspired great art.
What a wonderful debut novel for Katie Ward. I think book groups will love this book. Find Katie's website for links to all the artworks that influenced her stories; I just happened upon it using the list in the notes at the end, searching artworks one by one.
Starred review in Shelf Awareness. The meaning and power of reading in women's lives over the centuries.
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