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In a Summer Season by Elizabeth Taylor
In a Summer Season

Mary Moore, August 19, 2009

I'll never understand why Elizabeth Taylor isn't read by a bigger audience. I've read few authors as perceptive and fascinating as her. She writes about a time and a people I care little about - upper middle class British society between the world wars - except when she writes about them and then I care passionately. Taylor draws me in when I don't want to, but I'm helpless before her.
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The Constant Nymph (Virago Modern Classics) by Margaret Kennedy
The Constant Nymph (Virago Modern Classics)

Mary Moore, March 19, 2008

Another of Virago Press's amazing modern classics. Insightful, engrossing, and just compulsve reading. A delicate love triangle between a young, uncivilized girl and her older, educated, most proper cousin over the composer both love; this is a book that deserves much more fame, and many more readers.
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The Epicure's Lament by Kate Christensen
The Epicure's Lament

Mary Moore, January 22, 2008

Fantastic read, with a protaganist who is by turns funny, bitter, romantic, but always intelligent and human. To watch this self-proclaimed hermit slowly turn back to the world is a journey not to be missed.
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Great Fire by Shirley Hazard
Great Fire

Mary Moore, January 17, 2008

Hazzard is such a civilized writer. Her books are always beautifully emotional yet restrained and the characters so real and knowable. I never pick up one of her books unless I have time to really wallow in the book, reading huge chunks to truly enjoy the entire environment Hazzard creates.
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The Emperor's Children by Claire Messud
The Emperor's Children

Mary Moore, September 14, 2007

A fascinating, moving book with characters you're glad aren't your friends; but you can't help being fascinated by. Upper middle-class and bewildered by the world not being simply handed to them, they approach thirty almost desperate for some sign they're as important and gifted as they believe.

The first post 9/11 novel that has truly gripped me. Highly recommended.
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