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Miranda Cowley Heller - The Paper Palace (2nd Hand Paperback)

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The New York Times Number 1 Bestseller.

On a perfect August morning, Elle Bishop heads out for a swim in the pond below 'The Paper Palace' - her family's holiday home in Cape Cod.

As she dives beneath the water she relives the passionate encounter she had the night before, against the side of the house that knows all her darkest secrets, while her husband and mother chatted to their guests inside . . .

So begins a story that unfolds over twenty-four hours and fifty years, as Elle's shocking betrayal leads her to a life-changing decision . . .

. . . your husband or your one true love?

  • Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
  • Condition : Good (Almost Very Good)
  • Category : Fiction - Women's Fiction
  • Published : 2021 (This Edition 2022 - Penguin Books)
  • ISBN : 9780241990452
  • SKU : B003086
  • PPC : SP300gm
  • RRP : £8.99
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.
External Reviews

"A deeply emotional love story that follows one day in the life of Elle Bishop as she navigates the unravelling of secrets, lies and a very complex love triangle." - Reese Witherspoon.

"It's glorious and gorgeous. I was absolutely immersed and gripped and I'm devastated to have finished it." - Marian Keyes.

"This accomplished family saga is gripping and poetic, capturing the complexity of the human heart." - Daily Mirror.

"A family drama, a forbidden love story, a childhood tragedy, The Paper Palace is a stunning literary debut that will eat you up and leave you reeling - you won't want it to end." - Independent.

"It's been ages since I was so absorbed in a contemporary novel. I loved it." - Nick Hornby.

"In rich and sensuous prose, Cowley Heller, cracks open the human heart and exposes her character's choices: the paths not taken and the devastating consequences. I smelled the old cabins and the backwoods, felt the pond water lapping around my ankles, experienced the love and loss of family. A perceptive and powerful story which will stay with me for a long time." - Claire Fuller, author of Unsettled Ground.

"Tightly woven and immediate, The Paper Palace takes us deep into a vivid summer landscape, a family, and a private, longstanding love story, and holds us there from start to finish." - Meg Wolitzer, New York Times bestselling author of The Wife and The Female Persuasion.

"I can't think of a more brilliant debut than The Paper Palace. Enticing, assured and multi-layered, it introduces a major new voice in American fiction . . . A marvel." - Cressida Connolly.

"Absolutely phenomenal novel - dazzling writing and utterly addictive. Read it." - Rosamund Lupton.

The Author

Miranda Phillips Cowley Heller grew up in New York in a literary and artistic family. She worked as a ghost writer, book doctor and associate editor at Cosmopolitan magazine before becoming senior vice-president and head of drama series at HBO, where she developed shows including The Sopranos and The Wire. She is now a writer, novelist, and TV developer. She is known for her debut novel, The Paper Palace, which was published in 2021 to acclaim.

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