Monday, August 24, 2009

Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear

What is your response to the ending of the novel, particularly the last meeting between Simon and Maisie? Is Maisie more focused on her suffering or Simon's? Is her focus where it ought to be? Does the scene resolve the tensions of the story or heighten them?
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I just wanted to say a quick word on Maisie. She made me think of the strong women in my family who preceded me. My grandmother was a true western woman, far before her time. She raised 5 kids basically on her own, having had the first at age 16. All attended college with 3 graduating with advanced degrees. She headed up the Sportsman club in Butte, Montana and was a force to be reckoned with. I thought of both her and my mother as I read about Maisie. Loved the book and am looking forward to reading the sequel. Have a great meeting.