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The Awakening: Chapters 27 to 39

Hi, Bookies: I finished The Awakening about a week ago, but I still feel as though I’ve just emerged from a dream. The main thing I have right now is sensation, as opposed to thoughts—above all a very deep pity for Edna. I say this even though I often found her obnoxious in this last section, like an entitled, petulant […]

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The Awakening: Chapters 14 Through 26

Hello, Bookies: First, let me say that this is not only my first time at the No-Obligation Book Club but my first time in any book club (unless literature seminars in college count), and I’m really enjoying the group dynamic. Your honest, insightful comments got me thinking and changed my perspective a bit on some of the characters; I hope […]

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The Awakening: Chapters 1 Through 13

Hello, Bookies: I hope all of you East Coast readers weathered the storm all right; I live in Brooklyn relatively close to the water, but I was lucky enough not to experience any damage or lose power. So while the wind rattled against my windows, I curled up by my reading lamp with this wonderful novel. Kate Chopin is poetic […]

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Hello, Readers!

Hi, Bookies: I’m Jenny Brown, the associate copy editor at Real Simple and your discussion leader for this month. My job entails thinking about words and punctuation and sentence structure and reading Real Simple all day—it’s a pretty great gig for a grammar lover like me. I’m also a fiction fanatic, and The Awakening has been on my reading list […]

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Announcing the November Book

Hi, Bookies: By just a slim 10 votes, Kate Chopin’s 1899 classic, The Awakening, won the poll. Check in later this week, when Jenny Brown, Real Simple’s associate copy editor and our November discussion leader, will tell us a bit about both the book and herself and set up our reading schedule. See you then!

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