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Publisher : Pushkin Press
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ISBN 13: 1911590081
Total Pages : 386 pages
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Publisher : Random House
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ISBN 13: 1473543932
Total Pages : 480 pages
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Read and Download Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott book Swan Song in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TSwan Song. This book was released on 2018-06-14 with total page 480 pages. Book excerpt: WINNER OF THE McKITTERICK PRIZE LONGLISTED FOR THE 2019 WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION SHORTLISTED FOR THE GOLDSBORO BOOKS GLASS BELL AWARD 'Sparkling' GUARDIAN 'Fascinating' RED 'Remarkable' WOMAN AND HOME 'Astounding' EMERALD STREET 'Glamorous' IRISH TIMES 'Scandalous' DAILY MAIL 'Spellbinding' SUNDAY EXPRESS ___________________________ To the outside world, they were the icons of high society - the most glamorous and influential women of their age. To Truman Capote they were his Swans: the ideal heroines, as vulnerable as they were powerful. They trusted him with their most guarded, martini-soaked secrets, each believing she was more special and loved than the next... Until he betrayed them. 'Writers write. And one can't be surprised if they write what they know.' ______________________________ 'The new Donna Tartt' VOGUE 'A dazzlingly assured first novel... This clever book, with the moreish astringency of a negroni, is a perfect summer cocktail.' SUNDAY TIMES 'A whirlwind of a first novel. There is great pathos in the Swans' woundings and in their inevitable decline. And the character of Truman himself shimmers through the novel in a wonderful blaze of eccentricity and excess. Outstanding.' ROSE TREMAIN 'A completely fascinating novel and a marvellously skilful re-imagining of real people, times and places. Outstanding.' WILLIAM BOYD 'Our generation's The Secret History' PENDORA 'Brilliantly written, deeply researched, funny, sharp and moving.' - KATE WILLIAMS, bestselling author of Josephine 'Brilliantly captures Capote's acid wit and his dramatic downfall.' THE TIMES, Books of the Year 'This is a first novel of extraordinary skill, a book of which Capote would have been proud' OBSERVER 'Greenberg-Jephcott's debut is a devastating read that blurs the lines between vulnerability and narcissism; sex and power... will have you racing breathlessly towards the end' THE POOL

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Publisher : Hachette UK
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ISBN 13: 1474611893
Total Pages : 544 pages
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Read and Download Claire Lombardo book The Most Fun We Ever Had in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Most Fun We Ever Had. This book was released on 2019-06-25 with total page 544 pages. Book excerpt: LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2020 THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 'A literary love child of Jonathan Franzen and Anne Tyler ... outstanding and highly enjoyable' Observer 'As good as Jonathan Franzen's The Corrections or Jennifer Egan's A Visit from the Goon Squad; it is almost impossible to believe that it is a debut. The Most Fun We Ever Had is as good as books come' Telegraph 'I loved this book' Bryony Gordon 'The perfect, engrossing holiday read' RED MEET THE SORENSON FAMILY MARILYN has somehow fallen into motherhood and spent four decades married to DAVID, who's pretty certain he loves her more than anyone has ever loved another person. WENDY, their eldest, a cause for concern, soothes herself with drink after being widowed young, while VIOLET, lawyer-turned-stay-at-home-mother, is disturbed by the reappearance of a son placed for adoption fifteen years earlier. LIZA, a professor, is pregnant with a baby she's not sure she wants by a man she's not sure she loves and GRACE, their dawdling youngest daughter, lives a lie that no one in her family suspects. 'A gripping and poignant ode to a messy, loving family in all its glory' Madeline Miller 'A moving, immersive, often very funny study of family and sisterhood' Sunday Times 'Like Meg Wolitzer. A forensic dissection of family past and present, I loved it. If you like reading about relationships, this one is for you.' Pandora Sykes

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Publisher : Simon and Schuster
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ISBN 13: 1786074133
Total Pages : 352 pages
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Read and Download Jing-Jing Lee book How We Disappeared in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book THow We Disappeared. This book was released on 2019-04-04 with total page 352 pages. Book excerpt: Shortlisted for the 2020 Singapore Literature Prize Longlisted for the HWA Debut Crown Singapore, 1942. As Japanese troops sweep down Malaysia and into Singapore, a village is ransacked. Only three survivors remain, one of them a tiny child. In a neighbouring village, seventeen-year-old Wang Di is bundled into the back of a troop carrier and shipped off to a Japanese military rape camp. In the year 2000, her mind is still haunted by her experiences there, but she has long been silent about her memories of that time. It takes twelve-year-old Kevin, and the mumbled confession he overhears from his ailing grandmother, to set in motion a journey into the unknown to discover the truth. Weaving together two timelines and two life-changing secrets, How We Disappeared is an evocative, profoundly moving and utterly dazzling novel heralding the arrival of a new literary star.

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Publisher : National Geographic Books
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ISBN 13: 1936787970
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