In Denmark there
is a good and longstanding tradition for books written and edited by
In this well-formulated and reflective book about the great questions
in life 13 different women relate their experiences. The themes are
female ones: becoming a mother, a grandmother, being a daughter, having
handicapped children, spiritual quest and personal development, daring
to exceed one's limitations and not least the difficult task of being
true to oneself.
The book will cause discussion as to whether there exists a specifically
female field of experience that deserves further attention. The authors
do not directly express their opinions on this, thus providing material
for an exciting and important debate.
The tone of the book is serious and low-keyed; it possesses an immediately
inspirational and strangely timeless strength and is a challenge to
endurance and to love in a world undergoing great changes in both private
and public spheres.
It is a life-giving book whose authors are able to view the many changes
and processes as constructive and progressive. Women of all ages will
gain much from reading this book. It can be compared with the popular
diary edited by Lone Kuhlmann: What do women want? (1998).
The striking photo-montages by Gitte and Sisse Jarner underline the
mood of the book in the best possible manner.
Anny Skov Madsen, Librarian