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BOOK CLUB

THE GLASS CASTLE

3.5 / 5

BY JEANNETTE WALLS

THE STORY

Jeannette Walls offers an intimate, nonjudgmental account of her destructive upbringing, revealing how she and her three siblings were both enchanted and abandoned by their incredibly dysfunctional parents. Despite the poverty, mental illness, chaos, and danger that permeated her childhood, she is able to recognize her own strength and fight for a better life.

WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT

The truth is often more astonishing than fiction, and this memoir about trumping adversity proves it. It’s a universal story about rising above a difficult past to become the person you want to be, no matter how the cards are stacked against you.

BEST FOR: ANYONE SEEKING TO TRIUMPH OVER HARDSHIP

THE SENSE OF AN ENDING

4.5 / 5

BY JULIAN BARNES

THE STORY

Middle-aged, divorced, and average in all respects, Tony Webster recalls his seemingly unremarkable life, starting with the schoolaged friendships and relationships that continue to affect him decades later. This brief but piercing story examines love, loss, death, and the messiness of life and how we remember it.

WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT

Winner of the Man Booker Prize, this somewhat dark and philosophical story provides an opportunity to reflect on both the mundane and sometimes extraordinary events that shape us.

BEST FOR: BRITISH BIBLIOPHILES AND ENGLISH LIT MAJORS framework

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Framework Magazine Issue 4 - September 2012  

Framework Magazine is an online women's publication dedicated to the essential elements of stylish living. From interviews and how-to’s, to...

Framework Magazine Issue 4 - September 2012  

Framework Magazine is an online women's publication dedicated to the essential elements of stylish living. From interviews and how-to’s, to...

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