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ISBN: 9780312423247
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Picador - May 1st, 2004

As someone who reads almost exclusively for leisure, it is not uncommon I will finish two or three books a week. The trouble with this, as is largely the case with the passage of time, is I often retain little of the book's details over time and only hold on to general impressions. The Romantic, however, is a book of such rich imagery and emotional resonance I feel I could channel passages wholesale. Gowdy never disappoints but, for my money, this is her finest work.