Emily A.

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$16.95
ISBN: 9780307456106
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Published: Anchor - July 12th, 2011

Even the minor characters in this novel felt authentic and intriguing, fleshing out the story and environment. I could picture the small-town New England setting, where houses that have stood for generations get modernist additions as the suburbs encroach and fleets of immigrant laborers are dispatched to care for their expansive lawns. Above all, I loved Percy's voice, his slightly anachronistic vocabulary and manner, and his endearing refusal to play by anyone else's rules.