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Middle Age: A Romance In Salthill on Hudson, a half hour train ride from Manhattan, everyone is rich, beautiful, and though they look much younger middle aged But when Adam Berendt, a charismatic, mysterious sculptor, dies suddenly in a brash act of heroism, shock waves rock the town But who was Adam Berendt Was he in fact a hero, or someoneflawed and human



10 thoughts on “Middle Age: A Romance

  1. says:

    Like many of Joyce Carol Oates lesser books, this was so much stronger than the average book out there the writing is so supple and precise, and the characterizations are so apt you laugh out loud She is the current heavyweight champion of the American social novel, our


  2. says:

    I think I need to take a break from reading JCO I love her books, but the last two I ve read were definitely not my favorites.The beginning of this book leads you to believe that it s going to be a mystery, of sorts We were at least going to find out why the person who died,


  3. says:

    Adam Berendt dominates this story from Page 1, even though he is involved in a fatal accident An enigmatic man, who avoided any questions about his past or his personal life, he was a sculptor and philosopher, physically unappealing but every man s friend and the lover every woma


  4. says:

    On these pages, someone mentioned Anne Tyler and Joyce Carol Oates in the same breath I m a big fan of Ms Tyler and I ve read all her books, somethan once But I d never readthan a short story from Ms Oates So with this reading I repaired that error.Comparisons are irresistible Unlike


  5. says:

    This is the second book I ve read by Joyce Carol Oates and I think despite the fact that she is Alison s favorite author it will be the last I find all her characters to be too whiny and unsympathetic I think This book had a lot of characters and I struggled to like a single one of them Pl


  6. says:

    This lengthy, literary soap opera follows an ensemble of affluent characters whose lives are deeply effected when Adam Berendt, a mysterious sculptor they are all acquainted with, suddenly dies Mid life crises unspool, opening a depressing window on what lies ahead for those who have yet to ack


  7. says:

    If you like Desperate Housewives you will probably like this book.Adam has just died in a heroic boating accident, leaving behind a tight knit community of well to do NYC suburbanites who are as confused about his death as they are about how they should continue on with their own lives One woman dec


  8. says:

    The first time I read this book, I was in my early thirties, and I probably would ve scored it lower then if I d had a Goodreads account Now as a middle aged woman, this book speaks powerfully to me, which I think is kind of the point The blurb for this book makes it all about Adam Berendt, but the book


  9. says:

    I am tormented on whether I like this author or I don t Her book We are the Mulvaneys was an Oprah preferred book I didn t read that book and am deciding whether I want to or not, I found the story going in all directions and it was hard for me to concentrate on what was going on I guess I need some input on


  10. says:

    Nowhere near her masterpiece level Blonde, The Falls , but pretty good, and I give her major props for the meaty section about the racist prison injustice system and the death penalty, and the privileged fancy lawyer learning a little something about the real world from his work on a death row case Much class cons


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