Early ReviewersSarah Waters

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July 2014 Batch

Giveaway Ended: July 28 at 06:00 pm EDT

Shortlisted for the Booker Prize three times, Sarah Waters has earned a reputation of one of our greatest writers of historical fiction. In her new novel, she delivers a story filled with sex, suspense, and perfectly rendered period details, set, for the first time, in the 1920s. It is the story of Frances Wray, a young woman who lives with her mother at Champion Hill, an elegant house just outside of London that has been in their family for decades. Left without male relatives after World War I, and unable to keep up the house on their meager income, the Wrays rent a room to an attractive young couple. Little do they know just how profoundly their new tenants will transform Frances’s life—or what a shocking series of events will ensue. A love story, a tension-filled crime story, and a beautifully atmospheric portrait of a fascinating time and place, Sarah Waters’s new novel is her greatest achievement yet.
Media
Paper
Genres
General Fiction, Mystery, Romance, LGBTQ+, Historical Fiction, Fiction and Literature
Offered by
Riverhead Books (Publisher)
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