Thursday, January 28, 2016

Fiction Review: Everyone Brave is Forgiven

My latest review for Publishers's Weekly is up today, and I see that they gave it a star! (that's a reflection of the book, of course, not my review!).

The book is Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave, author of Little Bee, another novel I loved. This one is historical fiction, set during World War II in London. You can read my review for PW here. Cleave is such a talented writer, and this latest novel was no exception - I tabbed a half dozen quotes to add to my Quote Journal, simple sentences where he captures the essence of some bit of life perfectly. These are challenging topics he takes on (as always) - war, violence, and loss - but he balances that sorrow with lightness and a wonderfully subtle sense of humor. Ultimately, it is a story about hope and love.

Everyone Brave is Forgiven will be published on May 3 - be ready for it, this is a good one!


1 comment:

  1. Will definitely have to put this on my "to read" list!