"Carla" wrote: I found the ending excessively abrupt, so much so that at first I thought there must be some pages missing. Having seen the narrator grow up and take control of her own life, I would have liked to know what she did with it, .
I agree. The folk tale at the end also baffled me as well,tho I did detect a positive ending (tho that might just be my own wishful thinking). Then again, I have ranted before about unneeded epilogues and things wrapped up too much. But it could have been a little. This book is going to be discussed by my book group in a few months; it will be interesting to see their take on it.
BTW Carla I liked your discription of transparent writing. Books like this, I don't even feel as if I am reading, I feel like I am watching a movie right on the page. Like that term.