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About Charlotte Vale-Allen
Charlotte Vale-Allen On Writing
Dreaming in Color
Island Nation Press
How to Contact Charlotte
Publishers Weekly, September 1977
Isabel Gary is a 40-year-old widow and a caring mother. Although she has a successful career on television, her troubled relationship with her 18-year-old daughter is undermining her confidence. When Denise runs away, Isabel's life starts to unravel and her emotional fragility is revealed. Allen's heroines are grownups, in the best sense of the word. They are complicated and sometimes despairing, but they hang on. The author is at the top of her form here, writing with great sensitivity about the pitfalls of mother-daughter relationships and the inevitable disappointments of child-rearing.