“How did you get to be the woman you are today?” Addie Baum’s 22- year old granddaughter wants to know. So begins a moving novel, rich in emotion and historical detail, about growing up during an era in which the “modern” woman started to emerge. The novel opens in the year 1915, and describes the life of a young woman dealing with a world that was changing: shorter skirts, woman going to college, celebrity and movie culture on the rise, and opportunities for woman that weren’t imaginable to some. Through it all, you can appreciate Addie’s adventures and sorrows, her sense of humor, her ability to realize how hard she was on herself…. and perhaps catch a glimpse or two of yourself regardless the century.