Berkley, Nov 2004, 6.99, 384 pp.
Kate Goodfellow dreamed of becoming a photographer and with a steely determination she has made her aspirations come true even though it cost her marriage. In 1935 in New York Kate meets writer Hopper Delaney and soon they marry and collaborate on books together. Kate is on top of the world, but will not allow family or love to stand in the way of her globetrotting to take pictures at hot spots.
In 1942 Kate is on her way to North Africa when the vessel she was on is sunk. While stranded with others in a lifeboat, Kate looks over her years with her box camera fearlessly going to locales and doing things women do not do, pondering whether she would have done anything differently like raising a family.
The story line reads somewhat like a memoir as Kate looks back at the highlights of her life and the choices she made.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner