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Mary Lanham

The omniscient narration does give the book an old-fashioned feel, which I could appreciate as being part of the theme about the conservative ethos of Shaker Heights (despite its idealist roots). But I also felt the book leaned too hard in that direction, leaving us a bit alienated. I wonder if trimming some characters would have helped that, so we could have had an in-depth look at each of them like we got for Mia in the flashback section.