In her book, A Small Indiscretion, Jan Ellison takes us back and forth between two eras of Annie Black’s life. We get to know her as a youthful office assistant during her year abroad in London, and as a forty-year-old housewife, mother and business owner in San Francisco. We meet her boss, her lover, her son and her husband, as well as other characters. When some of those characters meet each other, things get really interesting.
Ellison has done a marvelous job of keeping us in sync with the chronology. The alternating time and locale become an interesting part of the story. Books written about family issues are common, but well-written, interesting books that keep you reading through the night are rare, and this, my friends, is one.