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One of the better moments in Christina Schwarz’s third novel occurs halfway through, when a man named Kaiser asks if it’s “more important to be happy or to be good.” In “So Long at the Fair,” the tussle between happiness and goodness defined by slippery people like Kaiser quite simply as passio...Aug 03 2008 | Read Full Review of So Long at the Fair: A Novel
Jon and Ginny Kepilkowski, high school sweethearts who were pushed into marriage by a freak accident, come to a crossroads when Jon, after an argument with Ginny, decamps to spend the day with mistress Freddi.May 05 2008 | Read Full Review of So Long at the Fair: A Novel
It’s pretty hard to write freshly about extramarital affairs --- Tolstoy and Flaubert did it rather well, after all --- and still more difficult to be honest and accurate about how a marriage feels from the inside (if you’ve never been married, you don’t know;Jan 23 2011 | Read Full Review of So Long at the Fair: A Novel
In her second novel since Drowning Ruth, Schwarz proves herself worthy of Winfrey's esteem with So Long at the Fair (Doubleday 244 pp., $24.95).Tautly written and compelling, So Long artfully depicts the co-existence in long-term happy marriages of ambivalence and passion, and the easy temptation...| Read Full Review of So Long at the Fair: A Novel
With page-turning intensity and in prose at once lush and precise, she beautifully conjures the emotional labyrinth of a marriage on the brink of collapse and proves that no matter how hard we work to stifle them, the secrets of the past refuse to be ignored.
Betrayal versus loyalty .
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