This book was so good that I was only sorry that I had to return it to the library and not hang on to it permanently. This is a book which I would like to read again in a years time maybe.
Lots of us would like to say we are independent women - like this Pulitzer prize winner we would pay our own way, shovel our own driveways (or whatever the equivalent of that is) and make our own choices, good or bad or indifferent. This book was an insight on how Steinbach takes it one step further. To add to the interest this takes place in beautiful places - Paris where she unexpectedly find romance and more importantly companionship, Oxford for education on a rather unusual subject, and Milan where she finds much happiness in befriending a young woman about to be married in a relationship which was so poignant - the feeling that I would extend to a daughter maybe. In Steinbach's case with two sons this was the daughter she did not have I think.
This is not a journey by Steinbach alone. It is illustrated and descriptive of the places where she visits and this was for me a wonderful read. Surprising and wonderful.
Back in Colombo once again to very hot weather. Coming from Melbourne which was chilly this is such a contrast. Coming back to preparing for the Singhalese New Year which falls on the 13th and 14th of April. Let the work begin (before the jollifications!). Too late for Mailbox Monday/It's Monday What are you reading? but following the blogs as per usual!