This week I’ve been enjoying a wonderful novel by Rachel Pastan. Lady of the Snakes is an artful, satisfying story about a young woman’s struggle to create a meaningful career, be a good parent, and sustain a loving marriage. When men do all those things at the same time, we call it – well, we call it a life. Women doing the same things are said to be “having it all.”
It’s 2009, people. We’re supposedly post-feminist. The novel was published last year. And it’s so NOT ‘last year.’
This is an exciting, entertaining, read with intriguing, sympathetic characters and a compelling story. I recommend it highly.
Read it and let me know if you think there’s something off kilter about the way we look at women’s lives today.
2 responses to “Having It All”
Hi Linda, I think I'll try to read this book and get back to you to discuss. You sound like you know what a good read is so I'm taking your advice!!!I'm new to blogging so hope you'll come pay my blog a visit . . hopefully you'll like it!Be back soon!
I will definitely check out this book. Sounds like my world right now and it may do me some good to read this….Thanks Ms Linda! Best to you.