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Helen Dunmore

Helen Dunmore

·3.8·48,883 Ratings
“ Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you. ” ― Anne Lamott
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  • Mourning Ruby

    2003·
    ·3.17·481 Ratings
    "Brilliant" (San Francisco Chronicle) and "Impossible to put down" (The Washington Post) say reviewers of Helen Dunmore's fiction, whose unforgettable new novel is a story of a passionate marriage and the power of storytelling to bind two people together.
  • A Spell of Winter

    2001·
    ·3.58·1,260 Ratings
    The inaugural winner of England's prestigious Orange Prize, A Spell of Winter is a compelling turn-of-the-century tale of innocence corrupted by secrecy, and the grace of second chances.Cathy and her brother, Rob, have forged a passionate refuge against t
  • House of Orphans

    2006·
    ·3.41·364 Ratings
    Finland, 1902, and the Russian Empire enforces a brutal policy to destroy Finland's freedom and force its people into submission. Eeva, orphaned daughter of a failed revolutionary, also battles to find her independence and identity. Destitute when her fat
  • Tide Knot (Ingo, #2)

    2006·
    ·4·4,345 Ratings
    I can't go back in the house. I'm restless, prickling all over. The wind hits me like slaps from huge invisible hands. But it's not the wind that worries me. It's something else, beyond the storm...Sapphire and her brother Conor can't forget their adventu
  • Ice Cream

    2003·
    ·3.62·150 Ratings
    "Subtle and delicate as the sweet confection of its title" (The Independent), this beautiful collection from one of England's most revered writers explores friendship, regret, mysterious passions, and the intense pleasure of ice cream. As in her acclaimed
  • With Your Crooked Heart

    2001·
    ·3.42·273 Ratings
    In "sharp, elegant prose" (Publishers Weekly, starred review), With Your Crooked Heart introduces Louise, a tough and introspective Londoner trapped in a subtle battle between two brothers. Paul and Johnnie were born twelve years apart, in a one-bedroom f
  • Burning Bright

    1995·
    ·3.76·216 Ratings
    Nadine, a sixteen-year-old runaway new to London, is set up in a decaying Georgian house by her Finnish lover, Kai. Slowly, she begins to suspect that Kai's plans for her have little to do with love. 'Be careful,' warns Enid, the elderly sitting tenant in
  • The Siege (The Siege, #1)

    2002·
    ·4.01·3,089 Ratings
    Called "elegantly, starkly beautiful" by The New York Times Book Review, The Siege is Helen Dunmore's masterpiece. Her canvas is monumental -- the Nazis' 1941 winter siege on Leningrad that killed six hundred thousand -- but her focus is heartrendingly in
  • Talking to the Dead

    1998·
    ·3.61·693 Ratings
    Praised by critics on both sides of the Atlantic for its elegant and sensuous prose, "Talking to the Dead" tells the story of two sisters whose lives are bound by the hidden and surprising truth about the long-ago death of their infant brother.
  • The Fox / The Captain's Doll / The Ladybird

    2006·
    ·3.56·368 Ratings
    These three novellas display D. H. Lawrence's brilliant and insightful evocation of human relationships - both tender and cruel - and the devastating results of war. In The Fox, two young women living on a small farm during the First World War find their
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