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Pick A Booker Winner For Your Book Club: The Sense of an Ending By Julian Barnes

Winner of the 2011 Man Booker Prize for Fiction, Julian Barnes’s The Sense of an Ending is the story of Tony Webster, a middle-aged man who must reevaluate his life—and his memories—when he receives notice of an unexpected bequest. Laced with Barnes’s trademark precision, dexterity, and insight, it is the work of one of the world’s most distinguished writers. Below, watch a video of Julian Barnes reacting to his Booker win.

Reviews for The Sense of an Ending have been excellent, with The New Yorker calling it “elegant, playful, and remarkable,” and NPR declaring it “an elegantly composed, quietly devastating tale about memory, aging, time and remorse.

Click to read an excerpt and download our reading group guide. For more about Julian Barnes, visit his official website.