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  • Accidents in the Home

    By Tessa Hadley

    Our Price: $19.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780312421021
    • Publisher: Picador
    • Published: May 2003
    Clare Menges is the twenty-nine-year-old suburban mother of three, but her comfortable world is disrupted when her best friend’s lover appears in her life. Anyway Clare’s perfect life was never what it seemed; the world of her family is a complicated and fraught web of marriages and divorces, half-siblings and stepchildren, broken homes and homes reassembled. As Clare’s relationships begin to unravel, she notices her life repeating the patterns of those around her. Tessa Hadley constructs a beautifully fashioned and intimate portrait of family life in our times.
  • Bad Dreams and Other Stories

    By Tessa Hadley

    Our Price: $14.39
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780062476678
    • Publisher: Harper Perennial
    • Published: May 2018
    Two sisters quarrel over an inheritance and a new baby; a child, awake in the night, explores the familiar rooms of her home, made strange by the darkness; a housekeeper caring for a helpless old man uncovers secrets from his past. The first steps into a turning point and a new life are made so easily and carelessly: each of these stories illuminates crucial moments of transition often imperceptible to the protagonists.A girl accepts a lift in a car from some older boys; a young woman reads the diaries she discovers while house-sitting. Small acts have large consequences, some that can reverberate across decades; private fantasies can affect other people, for better or worse. The real things that happen to people, the accidents that befall them, are every bit as mysterious as their longings and dreams.
  • Bad Dreams and Other Stories

    By Tessa Hadley

    Our Price: $26.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780062476661
    • Publisher: Harper
    • Published: May 2017
  • Clever Girl

    By Tessa Hadley

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780062282880
    • Publisher: Harper Perennial
    • Published: April 2015
    Clever Girl is an indelible story of one woman’s life, unfolded in a series of beautifully sculpted episodes that illuminate an era, moving from the 1960s to today, from one of Britain’s leading literary lights—Tessa Hadley—the author of theNew York Times Notable Books Married Love and The London Train.Like Alice Munro and Colm Tóibin, Tessa Hadley brilliantly captures the beauty, innocence, and irony of ordinary lives—an ability to transform the mundane into the sublime that elevates domestic fiction to literary art.Written with the celebrated precision, intensity, and complexity that have marked her previous works,Clever Girl is a powerful exploration of family relationships and class in modern life, witnessed through the experiences of an English woman named Stella. Unfolding in a series of snapshots, Tessa Hadley’s moving novel follows Stella from the shallows of childhood, growing up with a single mother in a Bristol bedsit in the 1960s, into the murky waters of middle age.Clever Girl is a story vivid in its immediacy and rich in drama—violent deaths, failed affairs, broken dreams, missed chances. Yet it is Hadley’s observations of everyday life, her keen skill at capturing the ways men and women think and feel and relate to one another, that dazzles.
  • Everthing Will Be All Right

    By Tessa Hadley

    Our Price: $23.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780312423643
    • Publisher: PICADOR
    • Published: November 2004
    Moving with her widowed mother into the home of her aunt, whose husband sleeps elsewhere at night, thirteen-year-old Joyce experiences the poignancy of life without male family members, and when she subsequently marries and works to protect her nuclear family, she wonders at her own daughter's rejection of domestic life. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
  • Late in the Day

    By Tessa Hadley

    Our Price: $13.50 - $24.29
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780062476692
    • Publisher: Harper
    • Published: January 2019
  • Married Love: And Other Stories

    By Tessa Hadley

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780062135643
    • Publisher: Harper Perennial
    • Published: November 2012
    Married Love is a masterful collection of short fiction from one of today's most accomplished storytellers. These tales showcase the qualities for which Tessa Hadley has long been praised: her humor, warmth, and psychological acuity; her powerful, precise, and emotionally dense prose; her unflinching examinations of family relationships. Here are stories that range widely across generations and classes, exploring the private and public lives of unforgettable characters: a young girl who haunts the edges of her parents' party; a wife released by the sudden death of her film-director husband; an eighteen-year-old who insists on marrying her music professor, only to find herself shut out from his secrets. In this stunning collection, Hadley evokes worlds that expand in the imagination far beyond the pages, capturing domestic dramas, generational sagas, wrenching love affairs and epiphanies, and distilling them to remarkable effect.
  • Sunstroke and Other Stories

    By Tessa Hadley

    Our Price: $6.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780312425999
    • Publisher: Picador
    • Published: July 2007
    A collection of miraculous short stories that encapsulate different lives through a shorthand of moments of hope and humiliation. Deft and resonant, the stories showcase Hadley's gift for conveying adolescence's pent-up articulacy through tense and unrelenting prose.
  • The Master Bedroom

    By Tessa Hadley

    Our Price: $18.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780312427979
    • Publisher: Picador
    • Published: April 2008
    Abandoning an academic career and returning home to Wales after more than twenty years in London to care for her ailing mother, Kate Flynn finds her life at loose ends, until she meets childhood friend David Roberts, a man struggling to cope with a marriage that is falling apart, and David's teenage son, Jamie, who is drawn to Kate's eccentric life and her strange old house. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.
  • The Past

    By Tessa Hadley

    Our Price: $13.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780062270412
    • Publisher: Harper
    • Published: January 2016
    Assembling at their country house one final time before it is sold, four siblings and their children share past memories, hidden passions and devastating secrets that threaten to overwhelm them. By the award-winning author of The London Train. 50,000 first printing.
  • The Past

    By Tessa Hadley

    Our Price: $25.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789111928632
    • Publisher: Harper
    (New York). (2016). 8vo. 1st American edition, SIGNED by Hadley. Slight bumping to spine ends. Some toning to top edge of text block. Very light bumping to tail of d.j. spine. VG/VG.
  • The Past: A Novel

    By Tessa Hadley

    Our Price: $8.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780062270429
    • Publisher: Harper Perennial
    • Published: September 2016

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