This week I finished reading Atonement by Ian McEwan. I recommend it as it is very well written. The story is set in London, in the 1930’s and 1940’s. Cecilia is a young woman, trying to figure out what adulthood means. Her younger sister Briony is on the cusp of adolescence. Due to a misunderstanding Briony wrongly accuses Cecilia’s lover, Robbie, of a crime. Prison and then war separate Cecilia and Robbie as they try to sustain a long distance relationship. Meanwhile Briony struggles with guilt and uncertainty, and what she can possibly do to atone for her error.