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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

RGRC Book #12 - The Awakening

"The bird that would soar above the level plain of tradition and prejudice must have strong wings. It is a sad spectacle to see the weaklings bruised, exhausted, fluttering back to earth.”"
― Kate Chopin, The Awakening

Review copied from Goodreads (1/7/15):

I have to admit, I thought this book would be more shocking or scandalous than it turned out to be. It's just a story of a woman who gets the Seven Year Itch and falls into a depression over it. It's funny, I've been reading a lot of books lately about unhappy marriages and/or affairs. It seems like the overwhelming moral of the story is that you would be happier just chugging along in your marriage than blowing up your life over a lover (or lovers) and having that fall to pieces anyway (as it inevitably does). In any case, it was an OK book. Two and a half stars.

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