on 4 October 2000
This book is fantastic! It is a rich and satisfying story about three generations of women and their relationships with each other and with the subject of mathematics. Parts of the story are written retrospectively and the different strory lines weave in and out of the different eras gracefully and rhythmically. It is a thoughtful appreciation of the emotional symbiosis between the mother and her daughter, and the intellectional ties between the mathematician her mathematics; ths book has wonderful momentum and style.