In no particular order… Devotion, Hannah Kent Readers of Kent’s other books Burial Rites and The Good People, will recognise the connection with physicality and place, as well as the spiritual backdrop and themes. Devotion is a novel about the German religious refugees who settled in Hahndorf in South Australia. […]
I agree with Arthur that Charlotte Wood’s ‘The Natural Way of Things’ is enduring. Here are three other books I’ve read recently which have stayed with me. The Good People, Hannah Kent In mid-nineteenth century rural Ireland, Nora Leahy’s husband has died and she is left looking after their disabled grandson. […]
Having never read even one book about Iceland before, this year I have read two historical fiction novels set in Iceland.