Atonement by McEwan, Ian
Ian McEwan
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Atonement -- Ian McEwan - Paperback


NATIONAL BESTSELLER - A symphonic novel of love and war, childhood and class, guilt and forgiveness that provides all the satisfaction of a brilliant narrative and the provocation we have come to expect from the acclaimed Booker Prize-winning, international bestselling author.

"A beautiful and majestic fictional panorama." --John Updike, The New Yorker

On a hot summer day in 1935, thirteen-year-old Briony Tallis witnesses a moment's flirtation between her older sister, Cecilia, and Robbie Turner, the son of a servant and Cecilia's childhood friend. But Briony' s incomplete grasp of adult motives--together with her precocious literary gifts--brings about a crime that will change all their lives.

As it follows that crime's repercussions through the chaos and carnage of World War II and into the close of the twentieth century, Atonement engages the reader on every conceivable level, with an ease and authority that mark it as a genuine masterpiece.

Don't miss Ian McEwan's new novel, Lessons, coming in September!


Author: Ian McEwan
Publisher: Anchor Books
Published: 02/25/2003
Pages: 368
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.60lbs
Size: 7.97h x 5.20w x 0.75d
ISBN: 9780385721790

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 7.5
Point Value: 22
Interest Level: Upper Grade
Quiz #/Name: 66932 / Atonement

Award: Book Sense Book of the Year Award - Nominee

Review Citation(s):
Booksense '76 Mar/Apr 2003 03/01/2003 pg. 1
BookPage 03/01/2003 pg. 25
Entertainment Weekly 03/14/2003 pg. 69
New York Times 03/09/2003 pg. 28
Kliatt 05/01/2003 pg. 19
Commonweal 06/20/2003 pg. 22
Booksense '76 Reading Grp 04 05/01/2004 pg. 1
Commonweal 12/02/2005 pg. 37
Christian Century 10/21/2008 pg. 30

About the Author
Ian McEwan is the bestselling author of more than ten books, including the novels The Comfort of Strangers and Black Dogs, both shortlisted for the Booker Prize, Amsterdam, winner of the Booker Prize, and The Child in Time, winner of the Whitbread Award, as well as the story collections First Love, Last Rites, winner of the Somerset Maugham Award, and In Between the Sheets. He has also written screenplays, plays, television scripts, a children's book, and the libretto for an oratorio. He lives in London.