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Glass People

3.25 of 5 stars 3.25  ·  rating details  ·  99 ratings  ·  6 reviews
"POWERFUL. . .GODWIN IS BRILLIANT. . .DEFTLY PLOTTED AND IMAGINED. . . [It] deepened my long-cherished belief about certain forms of art: that in exploring extremities of human behavior, in forcing us to wade through real or metaphorical blood, such art saves us from these experiences and is cathartic in the best sense of the term."
--Joyce Carol Oates
The Washington Post
Paperback, 224 pages
Published January 30th 1996 by Ballantine Books (first published 1972)
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This was a strange and somewhat unsettling story of a woman who sort of drifts through life, letting others care for her. Her one attempt to change that falls through. She says, "If this hadn't happened, I would do something else." Not taking responsibility for her choices, but pinning them on events outside of herself.
There are a few interestng ideas - the idea of marriage as a container for our life and that maybe everyone wants some kind of container. Something to ponder.
Pam Foster
Since I am a great fan of Gail Godwin, I had high hopes for this book. Very disappointed. About all I can really say is that the title aptly describes the characters. Not much of a plot.
Della Scott
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I really enjoyed this read, but the ending upset me. I thought it should have ended better and differently.
It was just an ok read for me. I couldn't really get into it that much, but I did finish it.
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Gail Kathleen Godwin is an American novelist and short story writer. She has published one non-fiction work, two collections of short stories, and eleven novels, three of which have been nominated for the National Book Award and five of which have made the New York Times Bestseller List.

Godwin's body of work has garnered many honors, including three National Book Award nominations, a Guggenheim Fe
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