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Atonement by Ian McEwan

January 29, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


featuring George Lensing, Mann Family Distinguished Professor of English Emeritus

Meeting Date: Tuesday, January 29

“This haunting novel…is at once McEwan at his most closely observed and psychologically penetrating, and his most sweeping and expansive. It is in effect two, or even three, books in one, all masterfully crafted.”—Publishers Weekly

“The real draw to this book is not the complex story line, but rather McEwan’s sheer mastery of the narrative. At every phase of Atonement, McEwan tests his powers and demonstrates his unflagging skill—at setting a scene, drawing it out with the right degree of description and detail, highlighting the telling incident within the incident, setting the balance between the physical and psychological aspects at hand…in short, getting everything just right.”—The New Canon

Atonement engages the reader on every conceivable level, with an ease and authority that mark it as a genuine masterpiece.”—Penguin Random House

TUITION: $25, includes a copy of the book

Register online or call 919.962.1544

Please note that the image may not reflect the edition being used for the reading group.


January 29, 2019
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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