Hist Fic/American. The structure of this book is interesting. It is a story told to a grand daughter. But at times it is kind of intrusive or it dragged me back when I just wanted to me immersed in the time. Addie is 85 when the story begins and as she tells her story it is really the story of all women and their experiences in the 20th century. She has lived through a tremendous number of changes, the flu epidemic, two world wars and the changing role of women in American society and yet at the same time the story is uniquely Addie's.