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The Professor's House by Willa Cather
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Jan 02, 09

bookshelves: bookcrossing, a-favorite-author, read-on-recommendation
Read in November, 2007

I just finished with Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis, another post war story-- but what a difference! This was much bleaker compared to Jim. I think it hit me especially hard as I am watching my 86 year old mother adapt to a world that holds fewer and fewer people she knew and loved in her youth. There is a sadness in old age as well as a resiliency (did I spell that right?) Plus, I'm moving into a time in my own life when I am trying to pare down and shed the trappings of materialism. Leave a smaller footprint and do less harm, etc-- idealistic, I know, but that's where I am right now. So-- the themes in this book struck home.

What a writer!

(PS I originally got this book to read while doing a read along of the books read by Reading Lolita in Tehran women
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