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The Reader

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The Reader by Bernhard Schlink
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Nov 11, 2008 | ISBN 9780739375969 | 257 Minutes

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“A formally beautiful, disturbing and finally morally devastating novel.” —Los Angeles Times

“Moving, suggestive and ultimately hopeful…. [The Reader] leaps national boundaries and speaks straight to the heart.”—The New York Times Book Review

“Arresting, philosophically elegant, morally complex…. Mr. Schlink tells his story with marvelous directness and simplicity.”—The New York Times

“Haunting…. What Schlink does best, what makes this novel most memorable, are the small moments of highly charged eroticism.” —Francine Prose, Elle


International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award NOMINEE 1999

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