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Common Good Book Club Discusses "Sense of an Ending" by Julian Barnes

Join Brady at Common Good Books for a wide-ranging literary discussion, free wine or beer, and good company.

A novel so compelling that it begs to be read in a single setting, The Sense of an Ending has the psychological and emotional depth and sophistication of Henry James at his best, and is a stunning achievement in Julian Barnes's oeuvre. 
This intense novel follows Tony Webster, a middle-aged man, as he contends with a past he never thought much about--until his closest childhood friends return with a vengeance: one of them from the grave, another maddeningly present. Tony thought he left this all behind as he built a life for himself, and his career has provided him with a secure retirement and an amicable relationship with his ex-wife and daughter, who now has a family of her own. But when he is presented with a mysterious legacy, he is forced to revise his estimation of his own nature and place in the world.

Everyone is welcome. There is no charge for this event.


Event date: 
Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 5:00pm
Event address: 
38 South Snelling Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55105
The Sense of an Ending (Vintage International) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307947727
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - May 29th, 2012