The Atonement by Ian McEwan
Ian McEwan's symphonic novel of love and war, childhood and class, guilt and forgiveness provides all the satisfaction of a brilliant narrative and the provocation we have come to expect from this master of English prose.
On a hot summer day in 1935, thirteen-year-old Briony Tallis witnesses a moment s flirtation between her older sister, Cecilia, and Robbie Turner, the son of a servant and Cecilia s childhood friend. But Briony s incomplete grasp of adult motives together with her precocious literary gifts brings about a crime that will change all their lives. As it follows that crime s repercussions through the chaos and carnage of World War II and into the close of the twentieth century,Atonement engages the reader on every conceivable level, with an ease and authority that mark it as a genuine masterpiece.
Gather with friends and members on the last Wednesday of the month to discuss the Book of the Month during a three-course meal. Chef Eric Mauritzen develops a special menu for the Book Club that is guaranteed to keep the discussion lively and pleasant.
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