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The Submission by Amy Waldman
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Mar 29, 2012

really liked it
Read in March, 2012

I'd give it 4.5 stars if I could. In sight of five, but not quite.

The writing here is very thoughtful. The major characters are fully fleshed out and go through changes with the memorial process (except one). Everyone has motives and they're not always seen. There are myriad issues here, and Waldman doesn't shy from them; indeed, she wades in as far as she can, bringing multiple points of view together when possible. The ending is well done and appropriate.

This book is an English teacher's dream, with symbolism, themes, foreshadowing... but you're not hit over the head with them.

Highly recommended, especially for book groups; everyone will have something to talk about with this one.
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Karen Sold - going to suggest it to my book club. We need to choose our May/June selections next week.

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