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The Robber Bride by Margaret Atwood
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Nov 05, 2007

it was amazing
bookshelves: hall-of-fame, fiction

This book has become comfort reading me -- there's no telling how many times I've read it. Atwood has a remarkable skill for revealing how her characters think, which is a separate facet of characterization, so different from describing a character's personality or way of life. Of all the fascinating women in this book, Tony is my favorite. I identify not with her personality, but with the way she thinks.
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Started Reading
January 1, 1999 – Finished Reading
November 5, 2007 – Shelved
November 5, 2007 – Shelved as: hall-of-fame
November 5, 2007 – Shelved as: fiction

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message 1: by Jan (new)

Jan I will definitely read it. In looking over the reviews, etc., I got the feeling it was something like Jane Eyre, which is my all time favorite book that I pick up and read any time I am depressed. Is it anything like that?

Jessica Interesting question. Jane Eyre certainly had some qualities of a modern woman, and The Robber Bride is about three very powerful women. Give it a try!

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