Tinder Press reads

September 14, 2015

A small selection of what the Tinder Press team were reading and enjoying this month.

My current bedtime read is Liza Klaussman’s brilliant Villa America. Set on the French Riviera in the 1920s, and based on the couple who were said to be an inspiration for F Scott Fitzgerald’s Tender Is the Night, it’s another heady, evocative novel from Liza. I loved her debut Tigers in Red Weather, and I’m savouring every page of her follow-up. Vicky Palmer, Head of Marketing and Digital

I have recently reread I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith, as I do every year, my little Autumnal ritual. I adored Cassandra Mortmain as a teenager and I still adore her as an adult, she is a delightfully truthful, witty and compelling protagonist. In many ways, this novel is a love letter to England as well as a true coming of age tale and deserves every piece of acclaim it receives. Everyone should read this novel.

I’m currently reading All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr, which is a breathtakingly stunning novel – beautifully intimate and wholly moving, I am excited and sad to be almost at the end… Elizabeth Masters, Publicity Manager 

An oldie but a goodie; the novel I just finished was Barbara Kingsolver’s The Poisonwood Bible. A startling portrayal of family dynamics, an immersive depiction of the lush jungles of Congo and a frank discussion of the realities of American foreign policy – what an absolute tour de force. Amy Perkins, Editorial Assistant

I’ve just finished Hanya Yanagihara’s A Little Life which I just loved. It was slow burn initially, then completely seduced me with its startling portrait of a quartet of contemporary American youth – well, youth to me. No holds barred, compelling and startling, too. Imogen Taylor, Publishing Director

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