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InsanityRocks Wed 22-Jul-20 20:22:04

I'm looking for a delightful, beautifully written, character driven novel to transport me away from the real world please.

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BeBraveAndBeKind Wed 22-Jul-20 23:09:45

I read Crooked Heart by Lissa Evans recently and really enjoyed it. It's about an unlikely pairing during the Second World War.

GoshHashana Wed 22-Jul-20 23:40:28

I've just finished "Freya" by Anthony Quinn, and loved it.

Literaryseed Thu 23-Jul-20 07:45:54

Celeste Ng's books are excellent.

InsanityRocks Thu 23-Jul-20 08:57:54

Thank you all so much. I haven't read any of those. Going to check them all out now

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LunaNorth Thu 23-Jul-20 09:00:15

Girl, Woman, Other by Bernadine Evaristo.
City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert.
Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell.
Redhead By The Side Of The Road by Anne Tyler.

DibDibDibduh Thu 23-Jul-20 11:17:03

Once upon a river is a lovely read

midsomermurderess Thu 23-Jul-20 11:38:24

The Mirror and the Light.

InsanityRocks Thu 23-Jul-20 19:41:06

Thanks all. I went to a charity shop today and found 'Everything I never Told You' by Celeste Ng so that's what I've started with smile. Have made a list of the others and will work through.
Thanks again, several authors I hadn't heard of which is fab.

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TheNewLook Thu 23-Jul-20 19:50:40

Everything I Never Told You is beautifully written, you will enjoy it.

Standrewsschool Thu 23-Jul-20 21:24:11

The Seven Sisters by Lucinda Riley fits the bill.

CommunistLegoBloc Thu 23-Jul-20 21:27:41

Elizabeth Strout fits the bill.

Lissa Evans is a brilliant writer too, as a PP mentioned.

TheNewLook Thu 23-Jul-20 21:37:59

I recently read Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout and loved it. Entirely character-driven, set in Maine, US. Each chapter focuses on a different person living in the same town, all of whom interact to a greater or lesser degree with Olive.

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