The Remains of the Day

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The Remains of the Day
245 pages; Vintage International

Because the anguish of unrequited love makes for riveting reading.

An elderly English butler realizes too late what his buttoned-up stoicism and dedication to his Nazi-sympathizer employer has robbed him of: his chance for real love. This quiet, heart-piercing novel showed us the cost of misplaced loyalties and missed opportunity, and reminded us of the happiness we must claim for ourselves.
— Dawn Raffel