Pam Kearney of Edina writes:

I have just finished a surprisingly delightful read — "May We Be Forgiven," by A.M. Homes. The author is a professor at Princeton and lives in New York, and this book won the 2013 Women's Prize for Fiction (formerly the Orange Prize). This is her 10th book and I simply couldn't put it down; it is tender, funny, honest and quirky. Her characters are so endearingly real; their foibles are not concocted but seem like struggles we all go through, and her characters shine in their honesty like Louise Erdrich's do. This is a real gem.

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