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The Age of Grief by Jane Smiley
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This novella is a quick and enthusiastic read, even though much of the subject matter (the dissolution of a marriage, the fight to avoid change, the fear of same) is quite depressing. There's a sense of humor throughout that makes the depression tolerable. All of the characters, right down to the smallest, neediest two-year-old Leah, are fully realized, and there are many points in this story where I found myself scribbling feverishly in the margins, "That's so true! This is how life is!"

I haven't seen the movie yet, but I will eventually.
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