From the synopsis of the book though, the reader may expect the whole book to dedicated to Georgia's story.
One must expect to read a story of Cath's thoughts: who she has been, her divorces, her children, her search for her own future -where does she feel to belong in the future; as well as her search for the essence of her grandmother, her and John's couple, what was behind the façade...
A word one of the reviews on the back cover uses: domestic. Yes, Sue Miller captures perfectly those 'domestic' emotions through clear sentences that flow like water.
She makes us go deep in Georgia's story, feelings and resentments that lay at the heart of her couple with John; then the reader resurfaces to the present.
One truly visualizes a life we could never imagine -the sanatorium, the perception of an independent woman in those days-.
I found it a profound book in that many sentences made me reflect on what it meant -or means indeed- to be a couple, how one copes with secrets, misunderstandings, deceit
Ultimately, it is all about loving.