We Need to Talk about Kevin

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Serpent's Tail, 2010 - Fiction - 477 pages
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Eva never really wanted to be a mother; certainly not the mother of the unlovable boy who murdered seven of his fellow high school students, a cafeteria worker and a teacher who tried to befriend him. Now, two years later, it is time for her to come to terms with marriage, career, family, parenthood and Kevin's horrific rampage in a series of startlingly direct correspondences with her absent husband, Franklyn. Uneasy with the sacrifices and social demotion of motherhood from the start, Eva fears that her alarming dislike for her own son may be responsible for driving him so nihilistically off the rails.

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User Review  - gypsysmom - LibraryThing

This is a book that is going to haunt me for years I think. Eva Katchadourian is the mother of Kevin Katchadourian who at the age of almost 16 (that is significant) cold bloodedly killed 7 students ... Read full review

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User Review  - rainpebble - LibraryThing

We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver; (5*) We Need to Talk About Kevin was a five star read for me. I think it was written brilliantly. I've had many a movie have me on the edge of my seat ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Lionel Shriver is a novelist whose previous books include The Post-Birthday World, A Perfectly Good Family, Game Control, Double Fault, The Female of the Species, Checker and the Derailleurs, and Ordinary Decent Criminals. She is widely published as a journalist, writing features, columns, op-eds, and book reviews for the Guardian, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Economist, Marie Claire, and many others. She is frequently interviewed on television, radio and in print media. She lives in London and Brooklyn, NY.

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