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Atonement by Ian McEwan
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Read in December, 2007


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Ian McEwan
“It wasn't only wickedness and scheming that made people unhappy, it was confusion and misunderstanding; above all, it was the failure to grasp the simple truth that other people are as real as you.”
Ian McEwan, Atonement

Ian McEwan
“...falling in love could be achieved in a single word—a glance.”
Ian McEwan, Atonement

Ian McEwan
“And now she was back in the world, not one she could make, but the one that had made her, and she felt herself shrinking under the early evening sky. She was weary of being outdoors, but she was not ready to go in. Was that really all there was in life, indoors or out? Wasn't there somewhere else for people to go?”
Ian McEwan, Atonement

Ian McEwan
“He had never before felt so self-consciously young, nor experienced such appetite, such impatience for the story to begin.”
Ian McEwan, Atonement
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Ian McEwan
“Find you, love you, marry you, and live without shame.”
Ian McEwan, Atonement


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