I read this very brief novel early in the morning just before work and it stayed in my head all day. It’s one of those books that throws a lot of interesting situations at you and just makes you reflect on them.
In essence this is an autobiography about it focuses on just 8 events in Rose’s life and those events could be further condensed into four main categories. Identity , Friendship, death and Love. Whether it’s Rose’s relationships with her father and step father or her adventures n New York or the cancer which is killing her, you will definitely feel your heartstrings being gently tugged at.
This is not to say that Love’s Work is over sentimental. Rose balances everything perfectly so that intellectualism never out balances the touching bits. The writing style could be seen as a little bit too flowery but one gets used to it and the book is way too many breathtaking passages for one to actually complain.
One last thing – the book is out of print but it’s not rare to find so do check t out.