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On the hottest day of the summer of 1935, thirteen-year-old Briony Tallis sees her older sister Cecilia strip off her clothes and plunge into the ... Show synopsis

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by Victoria L on Feb 6, 2014

engaging, well-developed story enjoyed it very much More

by Moshi on Jun 3, 2011

Received as promised all well. Thank you. Colin. More


Children tell the ugliest lies

by HesterPrine08 on Oct 28, 2008

If you like love stories with happy endings then this is not the book for you. The story revolves around Robbie and Cee, two childhood friends who realize on a hot summer afternoon that they have been in love with one another for awhile. Briony, Cee's bratty little sister will be a silent witness to ... More


Read before you see the movie!

by Mando on Jun 7, 2008

Not since the early literature of Virginia Woolf and James Joyce have I read such intriguing prose. Ian McEwan really is a contemporary master, whose novels will be read for a long time to come. Atonement, the story of a childhood 'crime' with lifelong repercussions, is thrilling, heartbreaking, and ... More



by lebishop13 on Apr 11, 2008

I just finished this book after starting it in November 2007. I found that this book had redeeming qualities in its storyline, description of the World War II era, characters, and other qualities. But, in my case, I had a hard time getting really into the book. The style was wordy and kind of difficut ... More

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