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The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud


Nora Eldridge dreamed of becoming a successful artist and a loving mother. She never dreamed of becoming just a teacher or the "woman upstairs," which is what she is to her friends, neighbours and students. But all this changes when she befriends the mother of one of her students, whose cosmopolitan and glamorous life as an artist awakens her own creative yearnings.

Claire Messud on The Sunday Edition