The Marriage Plot

By Jeffrey Eugenides
(Large Print Press, Paperback, Large Print, 9781594135576, 711pp.)

Publication Date: September 2012

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“Have all the great love stories already been written? What relevance do Jane Austen or George Eliot have for today's woman? In the 1980s, Madeline is wrestling with these questions both for her college thesis and as a woman fielding the attentions of two young men. Leonard is charismatic, flawed, and tragic, so Madeline is, of course, drawn to him; Mitchell is a seeker who is trying to figure out how he fits into the general scheme of the universe, and he is totally smitten by Madeline. Eugenides has brilliantly succeeded in writing a new love story for our times!”
-- Deon Stonehouse, Sunriver Books, Sunriver, OR



NPR
Tuesday, Oct 11, 2011

Jeffrey Eugenides' third novel, The Marriage Plot, charts the lives of three young adults as they finish college, fall in love and navigate the real world after graduating from Brown University in 1982. Eugenides, also a Brown alum, based some of the novel on his own experiences directly after college. More at NPR.org

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