|Award(s):||National Book Critics Circle Award (2002)|
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From the Booker Prize winning author of Amsterdam, a brilliant new novel. On the hottest day of the summer of 1935, thirteen-year-old Briony Tallis sees her sister Cecilia strip off her clothes and plunge into the fountain in the garden of their country house. Watching her is Robbie Turner, son of the Tallis’s cleaning lady, whose education has been subsidized by Cecilia’s and Briony’s father,...
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This was one of the first books my "new" bookclub read...unanimously loved it. Bookclub is 14 years strong!
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A very good book, I enjoy Ian McEwan's work and found this to be one of his best.
Nov 6th, 2013
Love and hate it at the same time because of how it is a bit tragic.
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Atonement appears on these lists...
97th on 100 Greatest Novels of All Time by The Guardian
50th on Books You Can't Live Without by The Guardian