Book :: Atonement

By: Ian McEwan
Pages: 351
Published: 2001
Genre(s): Historical Fiction
Award(s): National Book Critics Circle Award (2002)
Rating: (10)


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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!

Jan 5th, 2018

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Aug 27th, 2017

Aaron Sztrakoniczky Aaron Sztrakoniczky

Good story.

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Aug 26th, 2014

Fede Fede

Jul 12th, 2014

red13x red13x

A very good book, I enjoy Ian McEwan's work and found this to be one of his best.

Nov 6th, 2013

skhamilt skhamilt

Love and hate it at the same time because of how it is a bit tragic.

Aug 9th, 2013

Keith Keith

Jul 30th, 2013

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97th on 100 Greatest Novels of All Time by The Guardian

50th on Books You Can't Live Without by The Guardian

30th on 100 Novels Everyone Should Read by Telegraph