Book Club: Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger

Henpicked’s book of the month for November 2019…

Thank you for all your book reviews and interesting discussion about Secrets of the Homefront Girls by Kate Thompson.

If you haven’t shared your thoughts yet, please do join in the conversation at the bottom of the article on Disqus. What did you think of it? Would you recommend it to a friend? We know some of us haven’t finished yet but we’d still like to hear from you.

For this month we’ve chosen Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger. Thanks to Carol for the recommendation.

When Elspeth Noblin dies she leaves her beautiful flat overlooking Highgate Cemetery to her twin nieces, Julia and Valentina Poole, on the condition that their mother is never allowed to cross the threshold. But until the solicitor’s letter falls through the door of their suburban American home, neither Julia nor Valentina knew their aunt existed.

As the twins unravel the secrets of their aunt, who doesn’t seem quite ready to leave her flat, even after death, Niffenegger weaves together a delicious and deadly ghost story about love, loss and identity.

Here are the reviews:

“Dark and delicious.” Tom AdairScotsman

“What is really satisfying about this novel, like The Time Traveler’s Wife, is its depiction of relationships: the process of grief, the transforming power of love.” Daily Telegraph

“An original, outrageous, and thoroughly enjoyable ghost story.” Independent

“There may be ghosts, but it’s the human stories that glitter.” Elle

“A rich, involving novel.” The Times

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We’re looking for 10 book champions so if you would like to volunteer, please let us know. We give each a FREE copy of the book of the month in return for hearing what you think of it.

Just like last month, we’ll let our book club subscribers have some key points about the book to think about throughout the month and in the meantime, enjoy!

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Other book suggestions

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We welcome you all and remember there is no right or wrong with reading – everyone’s opinion counts.

Happy reading!!