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The Whole World Over by Julia Glass
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Feb 05, 2009

In her second novel, Julia Glass, author of the National Book Award?winning Three Junes (2002), again tells a tale of overlapping lives. While some critics compared Whole World Over to her debut novel and Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City, most agree that Glass's latest effort, while still compelling, delivers a less powerful punch. Critics generally praised the fleshed-out characters (including Fenno McLeod from Three Junes), who move to and from New York, New Mexico, Maine, Massachusetts, and California. More debated the details__the use of 9/11 as a literary device and the lavish descriptions of coconut and chocolate cakes, for example. If not as acclaimed as Three Junes, Whole World Over reveals Glass's ample talents.

This is an excerpt from a review published in Bookmarks magazine.


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