After reading the novel, we find ourselves in love with this woman. She doesn’t have any special characteristics, but her simpleness probably is the one thing that makes us feel something good about her. By the way, Kurt’s novel is dedicated exactly to her. She is Bernard’s wife. Good, wise, sensitive. When she rereads the story of Vonnegut, she makes a lot of critics as she is scared he can write a book that is glorifying the war and all that awful things it did.
Mary O'Hare in the Essays