The Woman in the Sable Coat

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$17.95  $16.69
Tin House Books
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5.55 X 8.5 X 0.93 inches | 0.79 pounds

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About the Author
Elizabeth Brooks is the author of The Orphan of Salt Winds, The Whispering House, and The House in the Orchard. She grew up in Chester, England, graduated from Cambridge University, and resides on the Isle of Man with her husband and two children.
Reading Elizabeth Brooks's new novel The Woman in the Sable Coat feels like stepping into an alternate version of I Capture the Castle written by Patricia Highsmith and filmed by Alfred Hitchcock. A mesmerizing, psychologically complex story about two women who meet at an impromptu dinner party in the 1930s English countryside--an encounter that sets off a decade of secrets and betrayals--only to discover their dreams of romance might be the greatest self-betrayal of all. From quaint village life and a war-time RAF airbase, to the snowy wilds of Canada and a storm-tossed ocean liner, The Woman in the Sable Coat spins a literary tale full of penetrating detail, enigmatic characters, and delicious plot twists. Not since Atonement have I read a book so unexpected in its telling, or its power.--Natalie Jenner, Internationally bestselling author of The Jane Austen Society
The Woman in the Sable Coat isn't just a breath of fresh air; it's a gust, blowing away stale tropes of the World War II novel and replacing them with an intriguing tale of vivid characters caught in the snares of love, war, and deception.--Annie Barrows, author of The Truth According to Us and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Suspenseful. . . . A new-fashioned, old-fashioned story of love, deception and buried secrets.-- "Kirkus Reviews"
Exceptionally vivid. . . . a story of betrayal and unlikely friendships filled with reflective tidbits of wisdom, the novel blends WWII fiction with idyllic romance drama and a touch of macabre thriller. . . . like an updated and more approachable Jane Austen.-- "The Associated Press"
Secrets, betrayals, and compromises abound as these very different women navigate treacherous relationships to find safe harbor in Brooks' taut novel.-- "Booklist"
With a sense of suspense and menace in the vein of Daphne du Maurier. . . .The Woman in the Sable Coat is a slow burn of a novel, with a lovely, surprising moment of redemption and connection. . . at the story's end.-- "Book Page"
A story of infidelity, secrets, murder, friendship, and marriage. . . . a wonderful read.-- "Historical Novel Society"
A beautifully written evocation of a young girl's coming-of-age, and plunging into womanhood and war, which gradually intensifies into a gothic unease that would make Daphne Du Maurier proud. Excellent--I could not put it down.--Helen Simonson, author of The Summer Before The War
A seductive gothic novel. . . . Readers will be rapt.-- "Publishers Weekly"
Ripe with psychologically-complex characters and relentless attention to detail, Brooks' literary success comes from pushing the genre's boundaries. . . . breathes new life into the genre of historical fiction.-- "West Trade Review"
I was compelled to stay up way past my bedtime on more than one occasion. Highly recommended to lovers of historical fiction.-- "California Reading"