Nicholas (nwhyte) wrote,
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The Summer Before the Dark, by Doris Lessing

I did not get on well with the only other Doris Lessing book I have read, The Grass is Singing, but I thought this was excellent - a short novel about a woman in her mid-40s who suddenly gets an opportunity to break away from her family and friends, and grabs it with both hands. I found the geographical and character descriptions excellent, and Kate's journey to freedom rather exhilarating. Recommended.

(Yes, I know that icon is Agatha Christie. Sorry.)
Tags: bookblog 2015, nobel laureates, writer: doris lessing
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