Legacy. There are two components to the legacy of a creative artist: the life led and the work left behind. Julia Glass explores those elements in her novel titled, A House Among the Trees. Protagonist Tomasina (Tommy) Daulair spent the bulk of her life in the shadow of children’s book artist Mort Lear. Glass explores the ways in which Tommy finds herself as executrix of Mort’s estate and responsible for carrying out his wishes. Glass writes with great skill, develops interesting characters, and offers great insight into what legacy entails.
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