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Great book, just can’t remember what it’s called…

I recently finished reading the latest book by Julia Glass–And the Dark Sacred Night. For some reason the title doesn’t stick with me. When people would ask what I was reading, I would have to say, “I can’t remember the title, the newest Julia Glass, but I love it.” Glass won the National Book Award in 2002 for her debut novel, Three Junes. One of the main characters in that novel becomes an important one in this book as well. He was also in a third novel, The Whole World Over. Having read these novels a decade or so ago, I have no recollection of the plots, just that I loved the experience of reading them. So I turned to Novelist to read the synopses and some reviews for these novels about families and friends seeing each other through times of trouble and joy. I found reviews of “The Whole World Over” with two quotes that sum up the experience of reading a Julia Glass novel–”As the characters grapple with change and uncertainty in their lives, Glass gracefully builds up to the traumatic event (the collapse of the World Trade Towers) that will affect them all, deftly exploring the sacrifices, compromises, and leaps of faith that accompany love” and ” Glass brings an assured narrative drive and engaging prose to this exploration of the quest for love and its tests—absence, doubt, infidelity, guilt and loss.”


~ Susan, the Fiction Queen
Posted Thu, 08 May 2014 16:50:35

 

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