The World Below

The World Below

A Novel

Book - 2002
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After being diagnosed with tuberculosis in 1919, a young woman is sent to a sanitarium, where she rediscovers the pleasures of unfettered youth and falls in love with a doomed man
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 2002
Edition: First Ballantine Books edition
Copyright Date: ℗♭2001
ISBN: 9780345440761
0345440765
Branch Call Number: FICTION MILLER
Characteristics: 275 pages ; 21 cm

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Mar 02, 2015

If the point here was to show how little we really know about others, she succeeded. But while Sue Miller writes beautiful prose, this book never came together as a satisfying novel for me. The characters were not engaging. The plot, or what little there was of one, went nowhere. I found it really disappointing based on her other works.

dhanshaw123 Jan 09, 2012

It kept my interest enough to finish it but it didn't move me in any way. In fact I didn't like the main character at all.

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jbeckber
Aug 14, 2008

Unfortunately this book let me down, it didn't live up to the standard of Sue Miller in books like "THe Good Mother" and "While I was Gone". It was an OK read, easy going and light.

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