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 April 15, 2009
Washington, DC

Happy Birthday Henry James! To celebrate here?s fellow Big Read author Cynthia Ozick?s take on Washington Square (from the Reader?s Guide to Washington Square).

"Washington Square is about people who pretend to be what they are not. This is a book about lies, people who lie about themselves and about other people. It's also a novel about the abuse of imagination, the abuse of trust, the abuse of propriety and form; about, above all, the absence of pity."

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