Clever Girl

Clever Girl

Clever Girl is an indelible story of one woman’s life, unfolded in a series of beautifully sculpted episodes that illuminate an era, moving from the 1960s to today, from one of Britain’s leading literary lights—Tessa Hadley—the author of the New York Times Notable Books Married Love and The London Train.

Like Alice Munro and Colm Tóibin, Tessa Hadley brilliantly captures the beauty, innocence, and irony of ordinary lives—an ability to transform the mundane… (more)

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Editorial reviews (3 reviews)

Bookreporter : Clever Girl (March 21, 2014)

It is a remarkable feat of storytelling from Tessa Hadley, not only to portray an ordinary life in such a compelling and atmospheric manner as to render it unforgettable, but also to raise thought-provoking questions about how 'ordinary' any life actually is.

“Clever Girl” isn’t plot-driven and isn’t a character study and isn’t preoccupied with language, but its elements work in patient harmony.

This carefully wrought novel transcends mere character study, offering up Stella’s story as a portrait of how accidents and happenstance can cohere into a life.

Book Details  

Publisher: Harper (March 04, 2014)

Language: English

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