Sweet Tooth by Ian McEwan

In this stunning new novel, Ian McEwan’s first female protagonist since Atonement is about to learn that espionage is the ultimate seduction.

Cambridge student Serena Frome’s beauty and intelligence make her the ideal recruit for MI5. The year is 1972. The Cold War is far from over. England’s legendary intelligence agency is determined to manipulate the cultural conversation by funding writers whose politics align with those of the government. The operation is code named “Sweet Tooth.”
Serena, a compulsive reader of novels, is the perfect candidate to infiltrate the literary circle of a promising young writer named Tom Haley. At first, she loves his stories. Then she begins to love the man. How long can she conceal her undercover life? To answer that question, Serena must abandon the first rule of espionage: trust no one.
Once again, Ian McEwan’s mastery dazzles us in this superbly deft and witty story of betrayal and intrigue, love and the invented self.

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  • Julie

    The ending! So totally unexpected. What a riot. Crazy. Just finished the book finally and the ending just shocked the heck out of me (yep I'm a Texas girl). Haha. Thanks for a very interesting pick.

    February 11, 2013

  • Andrée G.

    Amusing. Not a serious spy story for sure!

    February 11, 2013

  • vishakha

    I couldn't finish the book. i will join anyway since I am a new member & this is my first ever book club.

    February 10, 2013

  • Sha'ron W.

    I will be there I am interested in what everyone thought about the ending

    February 10, 2013

  • Tina W.

    I will be there but I have to say didn't care for the book at all

    1 · February 10, 2013

  • Cathy D.

    Hi everyone. I was updating the settings on the meetup account and edited the URL to make it match the club title. Later I realized this may mess up all of your browser settings. The new URL is http://www.meetup.com/McKinney-Allen-Plano_Fiction_Book_Club and we are still on for Posado's on Central Expressway in Plano today at the usual time, 4pm. See you there!

    February 10, 2013

  • Julie

    Have not finished the book. Struggling to get through. Not a good one to stop and pick up every fews days in between life. Have fun!

    February 10, 2013

  • Joanna

    I will be few mnutes late

    February 10, 2013

  • Jane K.

    I am finding that Sun is not a good time to meet for me.

    February 9, 2013

  • Cindy

    Can't make it after all. Attending the final performance of West Side Story with a good friend.

    1 · February 8, 2013

  • Amber H.

    I am loving this book! Thanks for the great pick, Cathy!

    February 4, 2013

  • Julie

    Hi! Looking forward to joining a group discussion

    December 30, 2012

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