Thanks to Melanie Taylor for spotting a great review by Marie-Antoinette Reviews of Something Missing by Glenice Whitting, a heart-warming novel about two women, Diane and Maggie, which gracefully spans both time, place and social divides.
The reviewer says, “The different trajectories of the characters in the latter half of the book serve to evoke sympathy for Maggie, as we come to know her struggles intimately and feel the sadness of her decline.” She also says, “The issue of growing old and the decision to die with dignity is the most successful idea of the work where strong portraits of Hank and Maggie’s struggles with the limitations of age contrast with Diane’s new incarnation as a writer.” Both very astute comments on this wonderful work.
The book is set in Australia and in the United States, and all those who like tales of women’s lives should give this book a go – it will touch you forever. Thank you, Marie-Antoinette Reviews, for taking the time to read and write about this book.
You can read the full review here: