Overall, I enjoyed the themes and prose in the novel. I am a fan of books that span decades and generations and books with strong female protagonists. The first chapter set me up to think a conflict needed to be resolved between the sisters and I was anxious to see what that would be. Regardless- worth reading for the female characters and witnessing what they must bear as they age. I wondered if the names of the sisters – Jo and Beth- were allusions to Little Women?