Winter (Seasonal, #2)

The dazzling second novel in Ali Smith s essential Seasonal Quartet from the Baileys Prize winning, Man Booker shortlisted author of Autumn and How to be both Winter Bleak Frosty wind, earth as iron, water as stone, so the old song goes The shortest days, the longest nights The trees are bare

The Only Story

Would you rather love the , and suffer the or love the less, and suffer the less That is, I think, finally, the only real question First love has lifelong consequences, but Paul doesn t know anything about that at nineteen At nineteen, he s proud of the fact his relationship flies in

The Noise of Time

A compact masterpiece dedicated to the Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich Julian Barnes s first novel since his best selling, Man Booker Prize winning The Sense of an Ending In 1936, Shostakovitch, just thirty, fears for his livelihood and his life Stalin, hitherto a distant figure, has taken a

My Purple Scented Novel

Short story published in the March 28, 2016 Edition of The New Yorker Also available to read online You will have heard of my friend the once celebrated novelist Jocelyn Tarbet, but I suspect his memory is beginning to fade You d never heard of me, the once obscure novelist Parker Sparrow, until

The Porpoise

I really am so very, very sorry about this, he says, in an oddly formal voice They strike the side of a grain silo They are travelling at seventy miles per hour A newborn baby is the sole survivor of a terrifying plane crash She is raised in wealthy isolation by an overprotective father She

Ordinary People

You can take a leap, do something off the wall, something reckless It s your last chance, and most people miss it South London, 2008 Two couples find themselves at a moment of reckoning, on the brink of acceptance or revolution Melissa has a new baby and doesn t want to let it change her but,

Mothering Sunday

A luminous, intensely moving tale that begins with a secret lovers assignation in the spring of 1924, then unfolds to reveal the whole of a remarkable life Twenty two year old Jane Fairchild has worked as a maid at an English country house since she was sixteen For almost all of those years she

The Golden House

When powerful real estate tycoon Nero Golden immigrates to the States under mysterious circumstances, he and his three adult children assume new identities, taking Roman names, and move into a grand mansion in downtown Manhattan Arriving shortly after the inauguration of Barack Obama, he and his

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