5 August, 2015
Author: Sarah Moss
Category: New Books
Recommended by bookseller Andrew Turton: Set in the late nineteenth century, Sarah Moss’s new novel is a quiet masterpiece observing the lives of newly-weds Tom and Ally Cavendish.
Ally, recently qualified as a doctor, starts her work at the local asylum in Truro whilst Tom departs on a posting to Japan to design lighthouses.
Moss’s enthralling study delves into the emotional impact of the separation and explores the loneliness, desperation and sometimes enlightenment of the circumstances Tom and Ally find themselves in. Told in alternating parts, this is a tender, moving and beautifully-written story that stays with you long after the last page is turned.