Nov 10, 14
Read in April, 2012
The book switches back and forth between the life of Emma and her grandmother, Beattie. Emma, a prima ballerina, suffers a knee injury which ends her career and changes her life forever. Eventually, she leaves London and returns home to Sydney, Australia. Her grandmother, Beattie, left her property on Tasmania. As Emma sifts through the many boxes found in the house, she slowly unravels her grandmother’s mysterious past. Emma discovers who she really is and what life she wants to live. Meanwhile,the reader is aware of Beattie’s past as it is recounted in alternate chapters. Beattie leaves England at a young age and moves to Australia where she eventually overcomes hardship and finds success in a very unconventional way. It is an interesting story and I found it easy to follow the two streams of Emma’s and Beattie’s life as depicted in alternate chapters.