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A Flickering Light by Jane Kirkpatrick
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Jan 27, 10

Read from January 21 to 25, 2010

Early photography did not make use of flickering light.
The "flickering light" in the title could refer to how this young woman's burning passion to become a photographer was frequently damped by circumstances surrounding women in this era. But it also could refer to the confusion in her affairs of the heart, which also burned. Other reviews give enough of the plot. Let me just say that I found this book to be surprisingly engaging as it showed a young woman who would not admit to herself, until almost too late, that she had gone against her own moral code and had fallen for a married man. At times the characters seemed a bit stilted and naive, but it could well reflect how people really thought in those time. I respect historical authenticity and this book certainly has it as the Ms. Kirkpatrick has novellized her own grandmother's life. I look forward to the next installment.
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