The Bellwether Revivals

The Bellwether Revivals is about outrageously wealthy Cambridge students, musical genius, mental disorder, and the psychological effects of aging, all as observed by a working class, autodidact outsider. Benjamin Wood weaves all these elements together beautifully. The novel is fast paced and sharp; like candy to read. If you enjoy a good, stormy campus novel, run, don't walk, to this one.
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ISBN: 9780143123347
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Published: Penguin Books - May 28th, 2013

Capital - John Lanchester

Set on the fictional Pepys Road on London’s South Bank, where real estate prices are on the rise but the fortunes of its inhabitants are in flux, John Lanchester’s Capital (W.W. Norton, $15.95) offers a panoramic view of the city’s denizens during the financial crisis, each chapter swooping into another life and its story. Lanchester paints sympathetic portraits of every character, from the shopaholic wife of a foreign-currency trader to an aimless Pakistani immigrant dissatisfied with working at this brother’s corner shop. These narratives are ultimately woven together to bring to life a contemplative and rich modern London.
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ISBN: 9780393345094
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 28th, 2013

Mrs. Woolf and the Servants - Alison Light

Using Virginia Woolf and the other houses of Bloomsbury as a jumping off point, Alison Light tells an engrossing and democratic tale of the state of service among the upper middle classes in Edwardian England. Light not only offers insight into Woolf's grappling with the idea of keeping servants, the sheer amount of time she spent managing them, and how living with them affected her beliefs about the lower classes, but also gives the invisible women whose work allowed Bloomsbury to exist their due. At once a fresh take on the well-examined psyche of Virginia Woolf and a fascinating history lesson, this is a book to please many different audiences.
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ISBN: 9781596916944
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC - September 1st, 2009