Over the past two decades, few writers have charmed as many critics and readers as the British novelist Ian McEwan. He is probably best known for his 2001 novel Atonement, which sold over 4 million copies and was turned into a popular movie, but McEwan has been selling books and winning awards since the mid-1970s. Before Atonement, there was...
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David Impastato is a freelance writer, editor of Upholding Mystery: An Anthology of Contemporary Christian Poetry (Oxford University Press), and co-founder of Poetry Retreats: Reading Poetry for Spiritual Growth.