Everything Will Be All Right A Novel

Tessa Hadley

Picador

0312423640

9780312423643

Trade Paperback

320 Pages

$19.00

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When Joyce Stevenson is thirteen, her family moves to the south of England to live with their aunt Vera. Vera and her sister, Lil, aren't at all alike. Vera, a teacher, posseses an unquestioning belief in the powers of education and reason; Lil puts her faith in séances. Joyce is determined to be different: she falls in love with art (and her art teacher). Spanning five decades of extraordinary changes in these women's lives, Everything Will Be All Right explores the tangled history of one family and its hopes, disasters, ambitions, and compromises over successive generations.

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"This may sound formulaic, the stuff of bad women's magazines, but in author Tessa Hadley's hands it's anything but."—Carolyn See, The Washington Post Book World

"Hadley has written gorgeous contradictions and harmonious and inharmonious interactions into a warm novel that follows the contours of four generations of a family and, in the end, shows us ourselves."—Gretchen Gurujal, The Associated Press

"Complex, intelligent . . . Expertly captures the texture of daily existence and the struggle of three memorable women to make their way in the world."—Publishers Weekly

"[Hadley's] gift as a writer is so considerable that her characters' revelations and predicaments linger in the mind long after her narrative has darted off in other directions."—Alice Traux, The New York Times Book Review

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TESSA HADLEY teaches literature and creative writing at Bath Spa University College. Her first novel, Accidents in the Home, which was excerpted in The New Yorker, was longlisted for The Guardian's First Book Award. She lives in Cardiff, Wales.
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  • Tessa Hadley

  • Tessa Hadley teaches literature and creative writing at Bath Spa University College. Her first novel, Accidents in the Home, which was excerpted in The New Yorker, was longlisted for The Guardian First Book Award. She lives in Cardiff, Wales.
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