Fiction Bestsellers – Selection B
Three of our fiction bestsellers in paperback:
- The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri
- The Dutch House by Ann Patchett
- A Single Thread by Tracy Chevalier
This book bundle comes beautifully wrapped at no additional charge. Unless you specify otherwise on purchase, all three books will be wrapped as one package in Christmas-themed paper.
The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri
Nuri is a beekeeper; his wife, Afra, an artist. They live a simple life, rich in family and friends, in the beautiful Syrian city of Aleppo – until the unthinkable happens. When all they care for is destroyed by war, they are forced to escape.
As Nuri and Afra travel through a broken world, they must confront not only the pain of their own unspeakable loss, but dangers that would overwhelm the bravest of souls. Above all – and perhaps this is the hardest thing they face – they must journey to find each other again. Moving, powerful, compassionate and beautifully written, The Beekeeper of Aleppo is a testament to the triumph of the human spirit.
‘Courageous, provocative, haunting, it will open our eyes.’ Heather Morris. ‘This book dips below the deafening headlines, and tells a true story with subtlety and power.’ Esther Freud.
The Dutch House by Ann Patchett
At the end of the Second World War, Cyril Conroy combines luck and a single canny investment to begin an enormous real estate empire, propelling his family from poverty to enormous wealth. His first order of business is to buy the Dutch House, a lavish estate in the suburbs outside of Philadelphia. Meant as a surprise for his wife, the house sets in motion the undoing of everyone he loves.
The story is told by Cyril’s son Danny, as he and his older sister, the brilliantly acerbic and self-assured Maeve, are exiled from the house where they grew up by their stepmother. The two wealthy siblings are thrown back into the poverty their parents had escaped from and find that all they have to count on is one another. It is this unshakable bond between them that both saves their lives and thwarts their futures.
‘The best book I’ve read in years.’ Rosamund Lupton. ‘Her finest novel yet’ Sunday Times. ‘The buzz around The Dutch House is totally justified. Her best yet, which is saying something’ John Boyne. ‘A masterpiece’ Cathy Rentzenbrink.
A Single Thread by Tracy Chevalier
Violet is 38. The First World War took everything from her. Her brother, her fiance – and her future. She is now considered a ‘surplus woman’.
But Violet is also fiercely independent and determined. Escaping her suffocating mother, she moves to Winchester to start a new life -a change that will require courage, resilience and acts of quiet rebellion. And when whispers of another world war surface, she must live with a secret that could change everything…
‘Bittersweet … dazzling.’ Guardian. ‘Deeply pleasurable.’ The Times. ‘Told with a wealth of detail and narrative intensity’ Penelope Lively.
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