Postcards by Annie Proulx

"Postcards" is a novel about the hardships and struggles of the Blood family, who live in rural New England. After accidentally killing his girlfriend, the eldest son, Loyal, flees the family farm, sending postcards to his family as he travels across the country. Each postcard triggers a new chapter of the story, revealing the challenges and changes each family member experiences. The novel explores themes of guilt, loss, change, and the harsh realities of rural life.

The 10518th greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 18

Since this book was first published in 1992, there is a penalty of 28.8%. The age adjusted score is 12.82.

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