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The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
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This was an emotive story about Tony who thought, for over sixty years, he'd been going along in life pretty much without a care in the world. One day, one unexpected piece of mail forces him to reflect on the section of his life he thought he'd left alone. This then leads him to an analysis of his life as he thought it'd happened vs. his life he had to finally see as it really happened.

Barnes presented this reflection as a stunning opportunity, a worthwhile exercise. We follow Tony in his quest for understanding and it unfolds beautifully. Life's not always pretty. We can paint it so, but this piece reminds us that the haze doesn't always remain.
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December 20, 2012 – Shelved
January 4, 2013 – Started Reading
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January 5, 2013 – Shelved as: british-literature
January 5, 2013 – Finished Reading

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