[Non-fiction] This book celebrates womanhood -- the tone sacred and reverential. One could read this book as a spiritual quest, and/or as a rite-of-passage 'duet' between (alternating chapters written by) mother and daughter, as each woman enters a new stage of life. Each chapter's viewpoint is of the respective author's self and also of the perception of the other, and how the relationship plays out. I read this thinking of my mother and of my daughters, and looking at the wholistic dynamic. I also read this from an introspective angle, in which I was both the mother (adult self) and (inner) child. I read this book slowly, savoring its every nuance, and because I read a library copy, I am inclined to get one for keeps.