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22-Aug-2017 17:23

Like her debut novel, 2009’s -worthy drama and delving into rough emotional waters.But it is also, in that Smithian sense, innately political, built on an intricate and quite deliberate socioeconomic foundation — class consciousness, sexual politics, the shape of history.“I’d still say that’s pretty accurate.” A decade ago, in any case, it was a concept that rather sharply underscored the curriculum at Smith College, where Sullivan and I were contemporaries but not acquaintances.And in her second novel, out this month from Knopf, she has woven the tenet so subtly as to be seamless into a heady, hefty family drama, which unfolds in the confines of a worn cottage set just down the road from the rental she’s using as a home base for a series of New England readings this week.The bestselling author of Maine brings us a sparkling tale of friendship and a fascinating portrait of the first generation of women who have all the opportunities in the world, but no clear idea about what to choose.Assigned to the same...'This year's best book about family' Ron Charles, The Washington Post A sweeping, unforgettable novel from The New York Times best-selling author of Maine, about the hope, sacrifice, and love between two sisters and the secret that drives them apart... Courtney Sullivan explored the complicated and contradictory landscape of female friendship.At the other is her granddaughter Maggie, a moderately successful but not quite satisfied Brooklyn writer who confronts the limbo of her early thirties by making a half-rash decision to skip a few pills and see what happens.

She’s also well aware that the next generation may in fact have it worse.The fourth heroine, April, stands alone as the self-identified radical in the group and the only woman willing to put her own body and life on the line for her values.I was reassured by April’s ability to articulate her convictions, but concerned about how their consequences would be realized in the unfolding plot of this suspenseful novel.“I can’t even look at the diaries I wrote in high school, they’re so cringy.

I don’t know what I’d do if blogs had existed,” she says.was about “the ideals we leave school with, and what happens to them in the real world.



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