Book - The Time Is Noon
The Time Is Noon
A vivid portrait of a woman as daughter, wife and mother.
As a girl Joan Richards hides behind the protective wall of home and family. But as a young woman, her security is shattered when, one by one, the family slips away. And slowly Joan realizes the the walls of home are ut a shell.
In desolation, she flees into marriage only to find herself in another prison of loneliness. Hope for happiness is reivived with the birth of a baby - but dashed by the discovery that the child is retarded.
At last, from the depths of her despair, Joan breaks loose. Uncertain of what lies ahead, she is confident that her "day is still at noon".