The Middle Ground

The Middle Ground

Witty and endearingly neurotic, Kate Armstrong has hit middle-age and the mid-life crisis that goes along with it. She’s a successful feminist journalist, but struggling to challenge herself at work. She’s a divorcee and a mother, but her children have all left the nest. She has a lively circle of friends, but her relationships with them are complicated by years of history and failed affairs. With her "unfailing insight and intelligence" (The New York Times), Margaret Drabble shows us a woman alone in London for the first time in years, slowly rediscovering herself in a city on the brink of great change.

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  • Format: eBook

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780544286184

  • ISBN-10: 0544286189

  • Pages: 277

  • Price: $9.99

  • Publication Date: 12/10/2013

  • Carton Quantity: 1

Margaret Drabble
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Margaret Drabble

MARGARET DRABBLE is the author of The Sea Lady, The Seven Sisters, The Peppered Moth, and The Needle's Eye, among other novels. For her contributions to contemporary English literature, she was made a Dame of the British Empire in 2008.
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    Praise for Margaret Drabble:

    "Reading a Margaret Drabble novel has always been like cozying up with a cup of hot tea by a gas fire with a dull English winter rain misting the window, and contemplating the story of one's own life."

    The New York Times

    "As meticulous as Jane Austen, and as deadly as Evelyn Waugh."

    —Los Angeles Times

    "The deft commingling of the sentimental and the matter-of-fact is characteristic of writer Margaret Drabble…Drabble is one of the most versatile and accomplished writers of her generation."

    —Joyce Carol Oates, The New Yorker

    "Reading Margaret Drabble's novels has become something of a rite of passage…Sharply observed, exquisitely companionable tales of women of a certain age and class, educated, egocentric, strong, unlucky in love."

    Washington Post

    "Drabble's fiction has achieved a panoramic vision of contemporary life."

    Chicago Tribune

    "What distinguishes Drabble's fiction from the commonplace is that, like Doris Lessing's early work, it nails femaleness. Drabble's women bleed, some metaphorically, but not all."

    San Francisco Chronicle

    "A superb novelist."

    The Dallas Morning News

Available Resources

Related Categories

  • Format: eBook

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780544286184

  • ISBN-10: 0544286189

  • Pages: 277

  • Price: $9.99

  • Publication Date: 12/10/2013

  • Carton Quantity: 1

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