I'm really conflicted about this book and honestly am not sure whether or not I liked it. Russell's writing, as always, was beautiful and her descriptions were so vivid that I felt I experienced everything Agnes did. On the other hand, I found the book fairly depressing and I really disliked the ending. I thought it was bizarre and rather sanctimonious. It was obvious that at that point Russell was using Agnes as a mouthpiece for her own political views, and I was very uncomfortable with that. I need some more time to digest the book, I think, before I can fully explain my thoughts.