Friday, April 15, 2016

Customer Review on Kate Morton and Tim Winton

Thank you very much to one of our book loving customers at  Carlingford branch!
Wilma has provided us with the following two book reviews:
 The House at Riverton by Kate Morton
I loved this book and could not put it down. On the eve of a glittering society party, by the lake of a grand English country house, a young poet takes his life. The only witnesses, sisters Hannah and Emmeline Hartford, will never speak to each other again.

The story is told by Grace, who was employed at the house as a housemaid when she was 14, and who witnessed the tragedy. Grace is now 98 and as a result of visiting the house years later, the memory of that  night is recalled.

Eyrie by Tim Winton
I found this a good read. Eyrie tells the story of Tom Keely, a man who has lost his bearings in middle age and is now holed up in a flat at the top of a grim high rise, looking down on the world he’s fallen out of love with.
He’s cut himself off, until one day he runs into some neighbours: a woman he used to know when they were kids, and her introverted young boy. The encounter shakes him up in a way he doesn’t understand. Despite himself, Keely lets them in.
What follows is a heart-stopping, groundbreaking novel for our times – funny, confronting, exhilarating and haunting – populated by unforgettable characters. It asks how, in an impossibly compromised world, we can ever hope to do the right thing.
Have you also read and enjoyed either of these novels?
We would be interested to hear your thoughts!

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