French Braid

The Sunday Times Bestseller

    • 4.1 • 15 Ratings
    • £7.99
    • £7.99

Publisher Description

THE MAJOR NEW NOVEL FROM ONE OF THE GREATEST STORYTELLERS OF OUR TIME

A brilliantly perceptive, painfully true and funny journey deep into one family's foibles, from the 1950s right up to the changed world of today

When the kids are grown and Mercy Garrett gradually moves herself out of the family home, everyone is determined not to notice.

Over at her studio, she wants space and silence. She won't allow any family clutter. Not even their cat, Desmond.

Yet it is a clutter of untidy moments that forms the Garretts' family life over the decades, whether that's a painstaking Easter lunch or giving a child a ride, a fateful train journey or an unexpected homecoming.

And it all begins in 1959, with a family holiday to a cabin by a lake. It's the only one the Garretts will ever take, but its effects will ripple through the generations.

'Gorgeous, charming, profound, and written with such lightness of touch' MARIAN KEYES

'A perfect work of fiction' MEG MASON

'French Braid is Anne Tyler at her surgical, spare best' NIGELLA LAWSON

'Exquisitely crafted, tender, hilarious, devastatingly precise, I loved this powerful meditation on the small and often unvoiced moments that can make up a life' RACHEL JOYCE

'Such joyous immersion, I lost myself, and loved this superbly imperfect family' TESSA HADLEY

'A faultless novel, effortlessly profound. I read it in two sittings, totally immersed' VICTORIA HISLOP

'If Anne Tyler isn't the best writer in the world, who is?' BBC RADIO 4 WOMAN'S HOUR

** A 2022 Book to Look Forward To in The Times, Daily Mail, Financial Times, i, Irish Times, Scotsman, Good Housekeeping **

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2022
24 March
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
272
Pages
PUBLISHER
Random House
SIZE
1.7
MB

Customer Reviews

Udybaby ,

Just lovely, warm and cosy…

A perfect read about families, the kindness, the inbuilt love, the dysfunctionality and just the strength of genes… all about belonging even when we don’t want to. Loved it! Anne Tyler at her best!

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