Although I have surprisingly read the pages involved with the questions Bonnie posted, I am both embarassed that I am unable to remember some of the names of the people referred to in the questions and just couldn't get into the questions even though I have been enjoying the book.
I have found the joy the main characters have in their work to be impressive. However, Hanna's mother has taken her professional zeal to the extreme. I wish I had found a career that gave me greater satisfaction (being an auditor/accountant for the state doesn't provide much job satisfaction other than the resulting income). Fortunately, I have other outlets that I do find satisfying.