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Love Always

Love Always

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by Ann Beattie
     
 

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A master chronicler of our life and times." —Newsday

"A very funny book. . . . If Jane Austen had been crossed with Oscar Wilde and re-crossed with the early Evelyn Waugh, and the result plonked down among the semi-beautiful people of late 20th-century media-fringe America . . . the outcome might have been something like this." —Margaret

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A master chronicler of our life and times." —Newsday

"A very funny book. . . . If Jane Austen had been crossed with Oscar Wilde and re-crossed with the early Evelyn Waugh, and the result plonked down among the semi-beautiful people of late 20th-century media-fringe America . . . the outcome might have been something like this." —Margaret Atwood

"Ferociously funny." —The Los Angeles Times

"Beattie's new novel, her third, is a gratifying surprise. Love Always will be welcomed by the large and loyal Beattie readership, but there is much that recommends it to the previously unconverted." —Harper's Bazaar

"Beattie's most comic—indeed her first satiric—work to date. . . . Much of the book's authenticity derives from the accretion of felt detail—a Beattie trademark. She captures 1984 Vermont with right-on references to Cyndi Lauper, Horchow catalogs, and 'pre-Cabbage Patch' Coleco." —The Christian Science Monitor

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Lacking the elements that distinguish Beattie's earlier novels, Love Always relies instead on transparent and relentless use of her several stylistic idiosyncracies. The results are stereotyped characters and situations. ``Bleak and unconvincing,'' PW found. (August)
John Updike
"This novel is sadder than satire, for it is about the emptiness not of these lives but of our lives." -- The New Yorker
Richard Ford
"Through Beattie's agency we are brought within sufficient sympathetic distance that our empathy is engaged. And that is how most good writing begins to achieve the level of literature." -- Esquire
Margaret Atwood
"A very funny book....If Jane Austen has been crossed with Oscar Wilde and Re-Crossed with the early Evelyn Waugh, and the result plunked down among the semi-beautiful people of the late 20th-century media-fringe America...the outcome might have been something like this." -- The Chicago Sun Times
Beverly Lowry
"Flatly a brilliant concoction....Like Jane Austen, Beattie rides the surface of her character's lives with an amazing agility....She's funnier than ever." -- The Dallas Morning News
Ann Tyler
"Anne Beattie has filed yet another anthropologist report on a certain part of America, warts and all. Every bit of it is good entertainment -- especially the words." -- The Detroit News

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307765741
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/06/2011
Series:
Vintage Contemporaries
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
File size:
2 MB

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