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The Age of Grief by Jane Smiley
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Dec 06, 08

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Read in December, 2008

I felt like a lot of this novella hinged on the flu virus and the narrator's competence as a caretaker. The conceit was that we were supposed to feel sorry for him as he took care of his sick family; I have one issue with that conceit: I don't like to be forced to feel sorry for characters.


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