BOOK­SHELF The lat­est reads to de­vour

Good Housekeeping (UK) - - Contents -

BAR­BARA KINGSOLVER has been one of my favourite writ­ers since I read her break­through book, The Poi­son­wood Bi­ble. Her new novel, UN­SHEL­TERED, is a near-per­fect mix of en­thralling sto­ry­telling, clever char­ac­ters and blis­ter­ing so­cial com­men­tary. The story takes place in a big, crum­bling house, where two fam­i­lies live – one in the present day, one in the 1870s – both strug­gling to keep their heads above wa­ter. This timely book sub­tly pokes holes in the myth of the self-made man and Don­ald Trump’s Amer­ica, all done with the light­est of touches.

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