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Disobedience by Jane Hamilton
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Nov 29, 2007

really liked it
Read in October, 2007

I have enjoyed some Jane Hamilton books more than others. This one was very good. Her prose is beautiful, and her subject matter interesting. I liked the quirkiness of the characters (Civil War reenactments, musicians that play music most people have never heard). Their interests (sometimes obsessions) with the past sometimes made me forget that the setting was modern day… until it started talking about e-mail again.
I particularly liked that she chose to tell the story that is largely about a woman’s adultery from the point of view of her son. This perspective was fascinating, especially because he can not identify with her as an adult or as a woman, which makes her actions so mysterious to him.
I would definitely recommend this novel.
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