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'Revolutionary Road' by Richard Yates

Aug 7, 2006

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I think Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates is the best book that not enough people are reading. After seeing it mentioned in Anne Lamott's Blue Shoe and Nick Hornby's A Long Way Down, I was determined to get my hands on it, but couldn't find it in any bookstores or libraries.

"I eventually had to get it from an inter-library loan. It was completely worth the effort, however. It's a beautifully tragic story about married life and the things that people think will make them happy. Knowing now how hard it is to find Revolutionary Road, I can't help but wonder if Lamott and Hornby were working to bring it back into the public consciousness by featuring it in their novels. If so, I want to help the cause.

— From Stacy, who listens to KQED in California's Bay Area

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