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I've read two of these. The Golden Age was in my top 10 for 2015. It's wonderfully done - about how Frank And Elsa learn and draw strength from themselves and each other to adapt and survive after contracting polio. Not mawkish at all for a Disease Read. Commonwealth: A complicated blend of families and six children that grow up together. It jumps back and forth between different POVs and time lines, but not too hard to follow because the characters are well-drawn. A tragedy changes the course of their lives and then Franny tells the story to her older lover who steals it for his wildly successful novel. Great opening line: "The christening party took a turn when Albert Cousins arrived with gin." Anne Tyler fans would enjoy this one. I'll hunt out Mothering Sunday on the strength of these recommendations.
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Some Antipodean choices: The Museum of Modern Love by Heather Rose. Fictional but based around Marina Abramovic's performance art at MOMA in 2010. So good I read it slowly as I didn't want it to end. It won the Stella Prize in Australia. A Strange Beautiful Excitement: Katherine Mansfield's Wellington 1888-1893 by Redmer Yska. For all KM fans, built around the premise of what makes a writer. Connects KM's characters with her childhood, family and psychogeography of Wellington, NZ.
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