Unsettled Ground

By Claire Fuller,

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Winner of the 2021 Costa Novel Award

Finalist for the Women's Prize in Fiction

Named a Best Book of the Month by Entertainment Weekly, PopSugar, Bustle, Chicago Review of Books, PureWow, a Best Book of Summer by Daily Beast and one of Good Housekeeping's Best Books of 2021

"Full of…

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This is a glorious read that supplies verve, love, and heart. Two siblings are still living with their mother in their fifties in poverty and isolation. There is a serious risk of the inability to cope following their mother's demise. Music is a theme running throughout this charming story of resilience, and the survival instinct.

The two find they are living on the fringes of society, however, the ending proves that light can be spun from darkness.

We’re back on the darker side of life with a book that mixes anger and hunger for a compulsive read. 

51 years old twins Jeanie and Julius live with their mother Dot in rural isolation and poverty. They make music and sustain their diet with what they grow in their garden and bread, until Dot dies suddenly and life as the siblings knew it is gone. The family history is confined and the writing lyrical in this incisive portrait of life as outsiders. 

Unsettled Ground shows that food is political and I love how Fuller depicts class issues through the…

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