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Original Essays | September 15, 2014

Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
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    Juliet's Nurse

    Lois Leveen 9781476757445

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The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker
The Age of Miracles

smark12, January 30, 2013

This was the first book in a very long time in which I was completely and totally immersed. So much so that I needed to remind myself that I was reading fiction, and that the events in the novel weren't actually happening in present, everyday life. I really loved that it was from the perspective of a young woman looking back on her adolescence; the author created such a disquieting account of nostalgia. The sense of longing is amplified by her uncertain future. There is a great parallel to the isolation felt as a pre-teen/teen to the desolation created through 'the happening'. A very thought-provoking novel, and one I will definitely be recommending to others.
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