These thoughtful novels are slower-paced: they have some sweep and some heft to them. They’re linked by their gradually unfolding stories and wistful tone. Read them slowly: relax and enjoy.
I came to this classic expecting a dry read, but was swept up in this epic coming-of-age story set in Britain between the world wars. I’ve read it ten times since then, entranced by the story of the Flyte family’s unraveling–along with the rest of Britain’s aristocracy–and by its themes of love, loss, and grace. Recommended reading for Downton Abbey fans. More info →