What is his first wife, Jane Hawking who stayed with him for twenty-five years, like? What did his family life look like? And especially, how did he deal with his family while his physical body was gradually collapsing?
Jane Hawking, an ordinary lady with the same human needs and wants as anyone else, led me through this extraordinary period of her life with her vivid, heartfelt writing. She details her struggles in balancing between the normal physical needs and commitments of marriage, being a sacrificing wife and a professional woman, a loving mother and a care giving partner.
An amazing emotional love triangle involving Jane, Stephen and Jonathan is also confessed to without any glossing over.
The book has not only answered all of my questions but also led me to think infinitely beyond them - about the possibility, reality, and unknowability of the human being.
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Title:Travelling to infinity
Author: Jane Hawking
Recommended by Honour Z, Northcote Library
Honour Z works at Northcote Library. She loves reading biographies and nonfiction in general.