WE HAVE more titles now out on our shelves from the Richard and Judy Book Club list of recommended spring reading.
Our Endless Numbered Days
by Claire Fuller
PEGGY IS eight years old when her father takes her to live in a cabin in a remote European forest. There, he tells her that her mother and the rest of the world are gone. Now the two of them must scratch a living from the earth: trapping squirrels, foraging for berries, surviving the winter as best they can.
But it is easy to lose your way in the forest, to lose yourself. How long will Peggy believe her father’s story? And what happens when you stop believing in everything?
A Year of Marvellous Ways
by Sarah Winman
A STORY of Marvellous Ways, of an 89-year-old woman who sits by a creek in Cornwall waiting for one last adventure. And it’s about Francis Drake, a young soldier who washes up there, reeling from war and broken-hearted. It’s about the magic in everyday life and the lure of the sea, the healing powers of storytelling and sloe gin, and how we carry on when grief comes snapping at our heels.
by Jenny Eclair
ARTIST AND ILLUSTRATOR Edwina Spinner used to have a busy family life. Now she lives alone, in a house that has grown too big for her. She has decided to sell it. As Edwina takes the estate agent from room to room, she finds herself transported back to her life as a young mother. Back to her twins, Rowena and Charlie, and a stepson she cannot bring herself to mention by name.
As the house reveals its secrets, Edwina is forced to confront her family’s past and a devastating betrayal that changed everything. But Edwina doesn’t know the whole story. And to discover the truth, she will have to face the one person she vowed never to see again.
The Quality of Silence
by Rosamund Lupton
YASMIN AND her ten-year-old daughter Ruby set off on a journey across Northern Alaska on November 24. They are searching for Ruby’s father, missing in the arctic wilderness. More isolated with each frozen mile they cover, they travel deeper into an endless night. And Ruby, deaf since birth, must brave the darkness where sight cannot guide her.
She won’t abandon her father. But winter has tightened its grip and there is someone out there who wants to stop them. Someone tracking them through the darkness.