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The novel is extremely well written, and if I had to pick one word to describe it, it would be dense.
Brilliant story - beautifully written. Couldn't put it down and missing it now that I've finished. This is the kind of novel that enriches the soul.Published 23 days ago by SF camper
This was a very interesting book. I did not expect to be so drawn into the story but the author writes so skillfully and offers such detailed perspectives that it clarified some of... Read morePublished 7 months ago by D. Jacques
Let's allow the writer, Sigrid Nunez, some slack. After all, we're on the same side, and she is that good. Read more
well written story though a little weird at times trying to remember who was who? i found the prison sequence a little unreal and then the relationship with our heroine and the... Read morePublished 12 months ago by yolanda a. andrews
Parts of it read like a history book, college lecture, and a memoir. Not interested in characters. Skipped over many pages.Published 14 months ago by Bookbag
I typically avoid books set in the U.S. post-WWII. The ones that aspire to genuine literary merit tend toward pretention, high-handedness, and tedium. Read morePublished on March 6, 2012 by E. Smiley
Sigrid Nunez, whose mother was German and father was Chinese-Panamanian, did herself attend Barnard College in New York, later to work at various magazines. Read morePublished on January 5, 2012 by Mary McGreevey
As I read this book I was brought back to a very special time in my life, a time that was like no other. Read morePublished on January 3, 2011 by Robin
What does it mean to live completely and uncompromisingly by your principles? This novel, a compelling dual portrait of two college roommates who meet as freshman in 1968, captures... Read morePublished on December 8, 2010 by Jaylia3