One of McCarthy's six favorite books about weddings and marriage, as shared at The Week magazine:
Atonement by Ian McEwanRead about another book on the list.
So many of the couples I've met have taught me that love almost never follows a straight line. Save perhaps for Romeo and Juliet, I can't think of another book that so wrenchingly illuminates the obstacles some lovers face as McEwan's novel does.
Atonement also appears on David Treuer's six favorite books list, Kirkus Reviews's list of eleven books whose final pages will shock you, Nicole Hill's list of eleven books in which the main character dies, Isla Blair's six best books list, Jessica Soffer's top ten list of book endings, Jane Ciabattari's list of five masterpieces of fiction that also worked as films, and on John Mullan's lists of ten of the best birthday parties in literature, ten of the best misdirected messages in literature, ten of the best scenes on London Underground, ten of the best breakages in literature, ten of the best weddings in literature, and ten of the best identical twins in fiction. It is one of Stephanie Beacham's six best books.