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A Death in the Family by James Agee
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Mar 16, 2009

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A Death in the Family, originally published in the 1950s and written even earlier, holds up well to the test of time. The scene in which the wife awaits the news of her husband's fate after a car accident was gut-wrenching and powerful. I felt like I was there, waiting for terrible news about a loved one. However, the writing was dense in places and I didn't connect with the book on an emotional level like I thought that I would.

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