Truth and Consequences: A Novel
“One can read Lurie as one might read Jane Austen, with continual delight,” Joyce Carol Oates has said about novelist Alison Lurie. And author John Fowles has remarked, “There is no American writer I have read with more consistent pleasure and sympathy over the years.” Now, with her fine new novel, Lurie returns to the setting that have delighted her fans throughout her long career— the university campus.
An energetic and attractive forty, Jane Mackenzie is the administrative director at Corinth University’s Center for the Humanities. Unfortunately, her formerly healthy and athletic husband Alan, a history fellow at the center, has suffered a debilitating back injury and is becoming more and more dependent on Jane. But with the arrival of Delia Delaney, a pre-Raphaelite beauty, bestselling writer, and the newest celebrity at the center, Alan gradually begins to recover, becoming well enough for a not-so-harmless liaison. Meanwhile, Jane, who all her life has tried to be a good woman, finds herself falling in love with Delia’s husband.
A modern social satire that recalls the best of David Lodge and Mary McCarthy, Truth and Consequencesis one of Lurie’s finest works, echoing her popular university novels Foreign Affairsand The War Between the Tates.
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Review: Truth and Consequences: A NovelUser Review - Diane - Goodreads
Another audio find from the library. The theme of chronic pain and it's effect on those not suffering was really the only thing I liked about the book. As a migraine sufferer, tried to be sympathetic ... Read full review
Review: Truth and Consequences: A NovelUser Review - Ashley - Goodreads
Actual Rating: 2 1/2 Stars I felt like something was missing but I can't put my finger on it. I wasn't concerned about any of the couples staying together or splitting up. Felt as if I was spying through a window at someone's life, only catching fragments, never the whole story. Read full review