A beautifully written story of love, idealism, and our recent history.
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Emily, Irish Catholic with a father in pharmaceuticals, would at first seem the more uptight, except she’s developed her own belief system—culled from Emily Dickinson and Barrett Browning—that permits her a whole lot more freedom than the nuns would ever allow.| Read Full Review of Love Among the Ruins: A Novel
As Emily and Bill's romance progresses from letters to coffeehouse dates to surprisingly mature sex, Clark effectively evokes the youthful yearnings for freedom and a return to nature that characterized the '60s.| Read Full Review of Love Among the Ruins: A Novel
A wistful letter to Emily Byrne from her long-lost love William Lowry opens Clark's lyrical novel, which then moves back in time to recapture the romance of the characters when they were teenagers.Jul 27 2001 | Read Full Review of Love Among the Ruins: A Novel
But Clark, while always respectful of William and Emily's feelings, also displays a bracing and much needed skepticism about the heart's propulsive urges toward love: as Emily decides there is "something a little weird" about William (though she enjoys ...| Read Full Review of Love Among the Ruins: A Novel
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