After This

After This

eBook - 2007
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A portrait of an American family during the middle decades of the twentieth century evokes the social, spiritual, and political turmoil of the era as seen through the experiences of a middle-class couple and their children.
Publisher: New York : Dell Publishing, 2007
ISBN: 9780440337300
0440337305
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Subtleties of this story will be difficult to follow without a Catholic culture background. I loved the stories and was enchanted with authors style of "implication". So much is left to the reader to intuit what happens to characters after major events. After this era how can one still cling to organized religion for direction in life.

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amanhaer
Jul 05, 2016

I wasn't a fan of this novel, I found I didn't feel a connection to the characters and skimmed through the second half of the book just to finish it.

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jeanie123
Jan 23, 2013

I found this book a little bit choppy in parts, more like a collection of short stories than a novel, but I loved the continuing theme of the wind used throughout Mary's story and wished it had been employed elsewhere in the book as well. Overall, I found this book an interesting reading exercise.

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jbeckber
Feb 01, 2009

There is a certain charm in the story and the characters. They are not mad eout to be beautiful, their flaws are shown. I like this - it's different from most novel sin this way. But on the down side, I found the sentences hard to read - I often re-read them, stumbled over them. The language to me wasn't as natural as in many other books are.

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Cabby
Dec 06, 2007

Finalist 2007 Pulitzer prize for fiction.

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