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Just another book about a woman that pines for a relationship (man, woman or man and woman, doesn't matter) that goes unfulfilled but finds contentment with same, that subjugates her own art to helping someone else's, that never takes a bold move while observing all along how she ought. Is the author so clever as to make me scream Pathetic when she intended me to scream pathetic? Worse, does she anticipate readers will relate?

There's no advocating for her student, there's no betrayal as the publishers summarize -- nothing nearly so interesting. Simply, there is a one year period where (instead of seeing the world as she desires) she thinks she is reaching outside her boundaries because she gets to know people who have experienced more than she has and who make their mark on the world.