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A Start in Life by Anita Brookner
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Feb 08, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: fiction
Read in February, 2010

I really liked this. The opening is auspicious, "Dr. Weiss, at forty, knew that her life had been ruined by literature." Like many children of childish parents, Ruth Weiss skipped childhood altogether instead disappearing into literature. But life can never quite live up to literature.
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