Story told from the perspective of the daughter, Silvie about the struggles she had growing up with her mom. Her mom wanted to be bigger and more important than she was and seemed to compete with her daughter for attention. An interesting story of how things parents do can affect their children. I guess I didn't see as much conflict as the writer intended. Still good story with interesting characters even if I didn't buy into as much of the relationship issues.
I have posted it on PBS, there was 1 copy already on system so it will be waiting. An older book, published in 2000, so probably not moving anytime soon.