[PDF/EPUB] On Green Dolphin Street by Sebastian Faulks

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On Green Dolphin Street

Ose husband Charlie is posted to the British embassy in Washington One night at a cocktail party Mary meets Frank Renzo a reporter who has covered stories from the fall of Dienbienphu to the Emmett Till murder trial in Mississippi Slowly reluctantly they fall in love Their ensuing affair in all its desp I am a big fan of Sebastian Faulks and I think this may be his finest effort to date Like all his novels this one is first and foremost an old fashioned love story As in Birdsong this novel seamlessly weaves the personal and very intimate story of an accidental affair into a larger milieu of fairly grand but always understated significance Indeed it s impossible to imagine this story occuring in any other time or any other way The story alternates between Washington DC and New York City in 1960s and Faulks evokes the background political and social drama of the period creating a perfect backdrop for the inner drama of his characters Whether because I knew the physical setting so well having lived in both cities or because I came to know the characters so well once begun I couldn t put the book down Faulks tells this story masterfully

Summary On Green Dolphin Street

The bestselling author of Birdsong and Charlotte Gray delivers an enthralling vibrantly evocative novel set in America in 1960 when the country stood poised between the paranoia of the Cold War and the ebullience of the New FrontierFaulks' heroine is Mary Van der Linden a pretty reserved Englishwoman wh One of the most heartbreaking novels I have read and I mean that in a good way His character development was masterful and I was drawn totally into their separate lives To call this a romance or a love story is almost an insult to the deeper themes of the novel familial unity the role that morality integrity and responsibility plays in our lives the occurrences in our lives that tear us apart mentally and emotionally Faulks expressed the conflicting emotions of the lovers beautifully wrenching though they were And the depiction of the death of Mary s mother and Mary s reaction to it is one of the strongest pieces of writing that I have read I cannot praise this book highly enough all I can say is that I think it should be on everyone s reading list

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Erate elation plays out against a backdrop that ranges from the jazz clubs of Greenwich Village to the smoke filled rooms of the Kennedy campaign A romance in the grand tradition that is also a neon lit portrait of America at its apogee On Green Dolphin Street is Sebastian Faulks at the peak of his powe A beautiful book that was a very thoughtful gift There is so much to recommend this book that I do not have the words to describe so my review is simply that this will go into my top 20 books ever


About the Author: Sebastian Faulks

Sebastian Faulks was born in 1953 and grew up in Newbury the son of a judge and a repertory actress He attended Wellington College and studied at Emmanuel College Cambridge although he didn’t enjoy attending either institution Cambridge in the 70s was still uite male dominated and he says that you had to cycle about 5 miles to meet a girl He was the first literary editor of “The Independe



10 thoughts on “On Green Dolphin Street

  1. says:

    One of the most heartbreaking novels I have read and I mean that in a good way His character development was masterful and I was drawn totally into their separate lives To call this a romance or a love story is almost an insult to the deeper themes of the novel familial unity; the role that morality integrity and responsibility plays in our lives; the occurrences in our lives that tear us apart mentally and emotionally Faulks expressed th

  2. says:

    I was beginning to despair slightly of Sebastian Faulks After being bowled over by Charlotte Gray and Birdsong I w

  3. says:

    I couldn't finish this From the self centered characters to the slow paced plot I found nothing about this book enjoyable I loved Birdsong and Charlotte Grey but I really couldn't get through this

  4. says:

    This was the first Faulks book I've read although I know we have the French trilogy The writing was gorgeous which is good because it wasn't the greatest story ever It's about a British diplomat's wife who has an

  5. says:

    I am a big fan of Sebastian Faulks and I think this may be his finest effort to date Like all his novels this one is first and foremost an old fashioned love story As in Birdsong this novel seamlessly weaves the personal an

  6. says:

    Set in 1959 USA during the Kennedy Nixon campaign Mary is the wife of Charlie Van der Linden – an emissary in the British Embassy in Washington – whose life is one long round of parties and lunch meetings and general socialising You’d think she’d have a great life but Charlie is slowly disappearing into the bottle 3 dry martinis before lunch and she has attracted the attentions of one of the many American journ

  7. says:

    My first Sebastian Faulks and I'm looking forward to Another Goodreads reader described it as a complex and genuine love storylike watching r

  8. says:

    I loved this book; didn't want it to end I was so sucked into Mary Frank's romanceSet during the election campaign of Nixon JFK we meet Mary wife of Charlie and Frank Frank is a newspaper reporter and Mary and Charlie are part of the

  9. says:

    A beautiful book that was a very thoughtful gift There is so much to recommend this book that I do not have the words to describe so my review

  10. says:

    I full on hated this book and I will never forgive Britain's Top 100 Favourites for making me read it neverview spoilerOutline Mary is married to Charlie an English werewolf diplomatist in Washington by day alcoho

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