Five Rivers Met on a Flooded Plain
I really like this book about the experiences of five characters and their families touched in various ways by an accident that takes place on a street in Salisbury. It is a quiet non-showy novel full of empathy for the lives of those it describes.
by William Finnegan
Now in paperback, the winner of the Pulitzer prize for biography, and a masterpiece according to Geoff Dyer who likens it to early James Salter.
The Turner House
National Book Award finalist.
The Turner House brings us a colorful, complicated brood full of love and pride, sacrifice and unlikely inheritances. It’s a striking examination of the price we pay for our dreams and futures, and the ways in which our families bring us home.
Our Souls at Night
The last novel by one of America’s finest writers – called humane and deeply affecting by the Daily Mail, proving that, like a stopped clock, the Mail can be right once in a while.
A first collection of stories from the second playwright on this list, a writer of rare elegance and beauty – The Independent.