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a novel by Judith Laura
I have just finished Judith Laura's newly published novel, Three Part Invention. It is a good story; I enjoyed reading it. It is the story of three generations of women and how their lives influence one another down through the generations.
part written about the first woman, Alice, included many of the things
that set it clearly in the 40s and 50s and reminded me of a life that
is no longer lived -- one that I am old enough to know about (the ice
man doing deliveries, the milk man coming, being knocked unconscious
The second part of the story is about Alice's daughter Beth and is a story of rebellion against the old ways, a story of the 60s and 70s and the effects that time had on a college-educated woman.
Beth's daughter, Alexis, is a child of the 80s and 90s and has picked up her grandmother's skill and passion for the piano. The title refers to Bach's Three Part Invention. Music and art tie all three women together.
This book is well written, though it would have benefited from the input of a proofreader and an editor. Here's a synopsis from the back of the book:
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