Revolutionary Road

Revolutionary Road

The Easter Parade ; Eleven Kinds of Loneliness

Book - 2009
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Revolutionary road: A bright Connecticut couple, Frank and April Wheeler, living on the assumption that greatness is just around the corner, mortgage their spiritual birthright, betraying not only each other, but their best selves.
The Easter parade: Even as little girls, Sarah and Emily are very different from each other. Emily looks up to her wiser and more stable older sister and is jealous of her relationship with their absent father, and later her seemingly golden marriage. The path she chooses for herself is less safe and conventional and her love affairs never really satisfy her. Although the bond between them endures, gradually the distance between the two women grows, until a tragic event throws their relationship into focus one last time.
Eleven kinds of loneliness: Short stories.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2009
ISBN: 9780307270894
Branch Call Number: 823 Y33r
Characteristics: xxv, 661 pages ; 22 cm


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When the lull of domestic routine begins to drain the life out of a young couple, the proposal to start fresh in Paris offers a second chance. But unforeseen events occur, sending them spiraling off track with devastating consequences.

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Sep 14, 2019

An easy read on the messiness of people's lives.

LPL_KimberlyL Sep 10, 2016

An uncomfortable, but spot-on, depiction of 1950's suburbia. Domestic fiction at its best!

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