Monday, August 6, 2012

The Marriage Plot 
by Jeffery Eugenides

This coming of age story, by Middlesex author Jeffery Eugenides, looks at the lives of three young adults as they struggle to find their place in the world.  Set in the 1980's, it centers around a lopsided love triangle, where the characters have to learn not only about each other but themselves as well. This includes mental illness, a drive to find religions place in the world and a need to understand how to move into adulthood. Looking at love and the process of becoming who we are, this book is written in a manner that will entice and hold the readers.

If you like it, try

The World According the Garp by John Irving

The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood

On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan

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