What's the Name of That Book??? discussion

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SOLVED: Adult Fiction > SOLVED. “Death” in the title, maybe?; “James” in the author’s name, maybe?; Novel set in 1950s American suburbs; protagonist is a husband and father; dies in a car accident; beautiful portrait of a character and of family tragedy

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Leah | 2 comments I picked this book off my parents’ basement shelves sometime between 1997 and 2003. It was an old yellowed paperback. It was set in mid-century America but not sure if it was written then. I think back on this book a lot because it was dumb chance that I picked it up, and it knocked me out with the depth of its emotional portrait. I thought of it as my favorite book for a time.

Thank you for your help!


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Leah | 2 comments Well, writing this up helped me figure it out: A Death in the Family by James Agee. Won the Pulitzer Prize in 1958.


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Kris | 33522 comments Mod
Great. Glad you found your book, Leah.


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