Unless by Carol Shields

The novel is a narrative about a middle-aged, successful writer who is grappling with the sudden and inexplicable decision of her eldest daughter to drop out of college and live on the streets. The daughter communicates only one word, "Goodness", which she writes on a cardboard sign. The story explores the protagonist's struggle to understand her daughter's choice, while also delving into themes of feminism, the nature of goodness, and the power of words.

The 1797th greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 387

Since this book was first published in 2002, there is a penalty of 44.8%. The age adjusted score is 213.62.

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