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Blind Assassin - Margaret Atwood

Winner of the 2000 Booker Prize for Fiction.

Iris Chase, married at eighteen to a politically prominent industrialist, but now eighty-two and poor, is living in Port Ticonderoga, a town dominated by her once-prosperous family. While bewailing her unreliable body and deriding those who try to help her, Iris reflects on her far from exemplary life and her perilous times, particularly on the events surrounding her sister Laura’s mysterious, tragic early death.

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  • Lisa

    Spoiler alert: An amazing first sentence. Wow. One of my favorite first sentences we've read together.

    April 9, 2014

    • Brian

      I believe the line is from "The Blind Assassin."

      April 25, 2014

    • Randy S.

      Ann, it's not a book opener; it's deep into the Blind Assassin.

      April 27, 2014

  • rachel m.

    I would like to come to the book club meeting but I have guests staying overnight.

    April 22, 2014

  • Brian

    Reading a review of the novel from the New York Times.

    "...a Nancy Drew story written by one of the Brontës."

    I guess we're never too far removed from the "It reminds me of Jane Eyre" quip.

    April 15, 2014

  • Ben

    One of my all time favorites!

    January 23, 2014

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