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Audrey Niffenegger’s Novel Her Fearful Symmetry

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Audrey Niffenegger, author of The Time Traveler's Wife, discusses her second novel Her Fearful Symmetry. It tells the story of twin American girls, Julia and Valentina, who inherit a London apartment when their aunt dies of cancer. It’s a tale about love and identity, about secrets and sisterhood, and about the tenacity of life—even after death.

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Audrey Niffenegger

Comments [4]

CCMartin from Litchfield, CT

I don't see what Niffenegger's manner of speech has to do with anything - and besides, her manner of speech is just fine - typical of an educated American who has spent a good deal of time listening to and trying to write London English.

As for the book, just finished reading it and enjoyed it immensely, as I did Time Traveler's Wife. (Read that one twice, something I rarely do.) Imaginative? certainly; unusual? absolutely; entertaining? vastly; upsetting? apparently to some. A friend who is never without a book in her hand and who possesses eclectic literary taste, refuses even to open Fearful Symmetry. Unfortunate. Looking forward to the next Niffenegger, however long it takes her.

Aug. 20 2010 07:24 PM
Casady from Manhattan

Is it a Michigan girl thing? She speaks in a false accent like Madonna. Oy.

Jul. 07 2010 01:24 PM
Amber Kain from NYC

Talks like Madonna. Transparent & annoying.

Jul. 07 2010 01:17 PM
Berkley from Boston

I chose this book for my book club to read...I can say that we have never been more divided or had more to discuss with any book we've read. People either loved it or found it very disturbing. And the identical twin in our group found it very hard to read. Personally I loved it and could not put it down!

Jul. 07 2010 01:00 PM

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