Monday, January 13, 2014

House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus III

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So, I am a little behind the times in reading this one.  My brother-in-law recommended it to me and I picked it up and noticed the copyright was 1999 and the movie was out a long time ago...better late than never!  I'm about to order the movie off Amazon.  Can't wait to watch it because I know it will be intense.  At the end of this book I was reading so fast because I was on the edge of my seat and had to make myself slow down and reread.  Definitely worth putting on your "to read" list. :)

Summary:
The National Book Award finalist, Oprah Book Club pick, #1 New York Times bestseller and basis for the Oscar-nominated motion picture.
A former colonel in the Iranian Air Force yearns to restore his family's dignity. A recovering alcoholic and addict down on her luck struggles to hold on to the one thing she has left. And her lover, a married cop, is driven to extremes to win her love.

In this masterpiece of American realism and Shakespearean consequence, Andre Dubus III's unforgettable characters—people with ordinary flaws, looking for a small piece of ground to stand on—careen toward inevitable conflict, their tragedy painting a shockingly true picture of the country we live in today.

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