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Book Club: The Sense of an Ending, by Julian Barns

 

December 2013 Book Club Selection

The Sense of an Ending, by Julian Barns



A novel so compelling that it begs to be read in a single setting, The Sense of an Ending has the psychological and emotional depth and sophistication of Henry James at his best, and is a stunning new chapter in Julian Barnes's oeuvre. This intense novel follows Tony Webster, a middle-aged man, as he contends with a past he never thought much about—until his closest childhood friends return with a vengeance: one of them from the grave, another maddeningly present. Tony thought he left this all behind as he built a life for himself, and his career has provided him with a secure retirement and an amicable relationship with his ex-wife and daughter, who now has a family of her own. But when he is presented with a mysterious legacy, he is forced to revise his estimation of his own nature and place in the world. (Amazon)

The Book Club meets monthly in the HCC Community Center.

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  • eddy de c.

    I wouldn't have recommended this book based on what is presented above, however, I have reread the book and did so with gusto. I seldom read a book twice within a year span but this book was a delight since it covers so many of the concerns I have had related to the understanding how life gets twisted based on poor communication or lack of it and faulty perceptions.

    1 · December 6, 2013

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