Homecoming by Susie Steiner

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The book has been soundly researched...What it doesn't really demonstrate is a truly elemental sense of connection with the land...
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Homecoming is a big-hearted, bittersweet drama about how a family falls apart and comes back together again from a hugely talented new writer.Up on the North Yorkshire moors, the Hartle family is about to have a life-changing year. Ann and Joe, with more than thirty years of marriage and two sons between them, are torn between giving up and pressing on with their struggling farm. Max, their older son, is set to inherit the farm and his wife Primrose has news to share, but is he ready for these new responsibilities? Their younger son, Bartholomew, escaped to the south as soon as he could, building a new life for himself with his girlfriend Ruby. But when tragedy strikes he is forced to return home ­- and must come to terms with his past, in order to create a future.
 

About Susie Steiner

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Susie Steiner is a former Guardian journalist. She was a commissioning editor on the paper for eleven years and prior to that worked for The Times, The Daily Telegraph and The Evening Standard. She lives in London with her husband and two young sons. Find out more at www.susiesteiner.co.uk.
 
Published April 4, 2013 by Faber & Faber. 304 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Reviewed by Alfred Hickling on May 03 2013

The book has been soundly researched...What it doesn't really demonstrate is a truly elemental sense of connection with the land...

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Reviewed by LUCY SCHOLES on Apr 13 2013

...a powerful, visceral portrait of the ties that bind, and those that break.

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