Adam had, for the occasion, bought a new suit. He had wavered between dandyish black, chalk-striped and double-breasted, and a more traditional two-button jacket in deep navy wool. After some consideration he had chosen the navy. It seemed a more appropriate suit for a man who was newly engaged.The Innocents
by Francesca Segal
OK, so I'm a little Edith Wharton obsessed this week. After finishing The Age of Innocence and watching the movie over the weekend, I can't seem to let the story go. The Innocents, inspired by Wharton's masterpiece, is set in a "small, tight-knit Jewish suburb of London". Audrey and Jane both enjoyed it and it sounded wonderful to me, too, but I wanted wait until after I'd read The Age of Innocence. Yesterday, I found it at the library.
What do you think of the opening? Would you keep reading?
I also added my name to the hold list for The Age of Desire by Jennie Fields, a new novel about Wharton's life. Thanks for telling me about this one, Rita!
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