Tuesday, October 11, 2011

New releases from Jeffrey Eugenides and Margaret Atwood

"To start with, look at all the books." Jeffrey Eugenides new novel, 'The Marriage Plot', opens with Madeleine contemplating her bookshelves as she lies on her bed on the day of her graduation from college.  The novel, set in the '80s, traces the lives of a trio of college students as the they move from their cloistered campus habitat into the big wide world. Eugenides is the author of 'The Virgin Suicides' and the Pulitzer Prize-winning 'Middlesex'... Margaret Atwood's 'In Other Worlds' is a collection of essays on science fiction. Atwood has been a lifelong reader of the genre and has occasionally delved into it in her own fiction (Oryx and Crake, Blind Assassin).


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