By Ian McEwan

Set in England in World War II a 13 year old girl misinterprets her older sister’s affair with the family’s gardener to be something far worse than what it is… An incredible story of ignorance and youth, told by a master storyteller…
~ Her Majesty Queen Camilla
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Publish Date: 2007

It’s the summer of 1935, and young Briony sees her older sister Cecilia plunge nearly naked into the fountain of their country house, while Robbie Turner, the housekeeper’s son, is watching. From that moment, their lives will never be the same. Atonement is the tragically compelling story of two lovers fallen victims of a young girl’s scheming imagination, and a dreadful crime for which Briony will attempt to atone for the rest of her life.

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