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Two family sabbaticals across the Atlantic and a brilliant orchestra conductor shape the perspectives of a young woman from 1950s Harvard Square, who develops new ways of thinking about music, love, and art while struggling with feelings of being a perpetual outsider.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2014.
Edition: First Edition.
ISBN: 9780385350259
Branch Call Number: FIC KAYSEN, SUSANNA
Characteristics: 257 pages ; 22 cm


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brenstuhl4456 Jun 03, 2014

I enjoyed this book, however it was not a book that caught my attention in the beginning. The underlining message of the novel was not an easily revealed message. The novel made you think, which in the end was quite thought provoking. I enjoyed that in the end.

Bierlingen Jun 02, 2014

A slow but amusing telling of Susanna Kaysen's privileged childhood. Have not read any of her other books so cannot compare

May 26, 2014

An exploration of childhood experience as the narrator remembers growing up and moving from place to place with her academic parents. Well written and enjoyable, this is a good vacation read for literary fiction fans looking for something a little lighter -- it's not A.S. Byatt, but it's along those lines.


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