Henpicked’s book of the month for August 2019…
Thank you for all your book reviews and interesting discussion about The Help by Kathryn Stockett.
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For this month we’ve chosen The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton.
The phenomenal number one bestseller and winner of the Specsavers National Book Award and Waterstones Book of the Year.
Step back in time to Amsterdam, 1686. Eighteen year old Nella has come from the country to begin a new life as the wife of illustrious merchant trader Johannes Brandt, who presents her with an extraordinary wedding gift: a cabinet-sized replica of their home. It is to be furnished by an elusive miniaturist, whose tiny creations mirror their real-life counterparts in unexpected ways . .
Here are the reviews:
‘The kind of book that reminds you why you fell in love with reading.’ S. J. Watson, author of Before I Go to Sleep
‘Burton is a genuinely new voice with her visceral take on sex, race and class . . . Burton writes great complex female characters.’ Observer
‘Ripples with undercurrents, secrets, hidden histories and inexplicable mysteries . . . Tantalising, beautifully poised, exquisitely detailed.’ Sunday Express
‘Mesmerising and suspenseful . . . Unmissable.’ Psychologies
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