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Author: Ian McEwan First published: 2001, by Jonathan Cape I have talked a lot about beginnings, but this book is all about the ending. Well, its endings, rather, because Atonement has many of them. I won’t spoil it for you, and don’t skip ahead to the end! If you do you’ll be committing a crime. The ending(s) […]

Wide Sargasso Sea

Author: Jean Rhys First published: 1966, by André Deutsch “Such terrible things happen,” I said. “Why? Why?” Jean Rhys (Ella Gwendolyn Rees Williams) was born in 1890 in Dominica—an island in the British West Indies. Her father was a Welsh doctor, and her mother was Scottish Creole, which made Rhys British, but no quite. This aspect of […]

The Mill on the Floss

Author: George Eliot (Marian Evans) First published: 1860, by William Blackwood & Sons When Marian Evans began writing The Mill on the Floss during the first few months of 1859, the world did not yet know her as the famously cerebral George Eliot. Up until around June of that year, Evans was “in the closet,” […]