Beautiful and profoundly moving, The Master by Colm Toibin tells the story of Henry James, a man born into one of America's first intellectual families who leaves his country in the late nineteenth century to live in Paris, Rome, Venice, and London among privileged artists and writers. In stunningly resonant prose, Tóibín captures the loneliness and the hope of a master of psychological subtlety whose forays into intimacy inevitably failed those he tried to love.
Out Stealing Horses ~ Per Petterson. Pinner writes: "This book is powerful. I felt a lot of pain in my heart but couldn't put it down. A fierce, atmospheric, moody book about trying to understand life. Out Stealing Horses has been embraced across the world as a classic, a novel of universal relevance and power. It's like spending time deep inside the quiet parts of someone's mind"