By Mary Gordon
With her husband in another country, an artwork historian employs a religious yet tricky nanny, unsettling her household existence in addition to her view of motherhood—and of herself
When Anne Foster’s husband accepts a yearlong educating task in France, she makes a decision to renew her personal profession in paintings background, inclusive of cataloging the paintings of a compelling and long-neglected painter, Caroline Watson. To deal with her kids, Anne employs the pious Laura put up. even though the younger girl is easily cherished by means of the youngsters, she rubs Anne the other way. should still Anne be extra compassionate, or may still she behave extra just like the willful artist—and unapologetically undesirable mother—she’s so fascinated with in Watson? because the discord mounts among Anne and Laura, the necessity for solutions sharpens.
Men and Angels is a riveting and refreshingly unsentimental inquiry into motherhood and sacrifice.
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