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A Map of the World by Jane Hamilton
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Jun 22, 2007

it was amazing
Read in June, 2007

So I'm not a huge fan of Oprah (or even a little one), but she sure knows how to pick a good book. Jane Hamilton is an author from (and still living in) Wisconsin where this book takes place. (Turns out her son just graduated from Lawrence this past year!)

Anyway... the book is about a woman whose life turns upside down in a matter of weeks. It is seriously some of the best prose I have read in a long time. The first and third parts of the book are written from the main character's perspective and the middle part is written from her husband's perspective. This was an interesting approach which I have never seen before (and really enjoyed).

While the book is certainly no pick-me-upper, it made me feel such real and intense emotions I honestly felt my heart aching at times.
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