The Razor's Edge

Recommended by Micki, Children and Youth Services

A classic novel from the 1940s with a modern “edge.”  W. Somerset Maugham, perhaps better known for his weightier tome, Of Human Bondage, writes here about an idealistic World War I soldier who abandons the love of his life in order to journey to India to find himself spiritually.  Though set mostly in Paris, the novel’s depiction of economically depressed America will reverberate with readers of today.  For those who prefer strong character development and good writing over action-packed plots, a great choice to read.

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