Diana Evans

A House for Alice

A House for Alice

From the Women’s Prize shortlisted author of Ordinary People


'A stunning multi-generational kaleidoscope of London' Bernardine Evaristo

'A wise, tender novel about family and love' Monica Ali

Melissa and her sisters are in conflict. After fifty years in London, their mother wants to return home to Nigeria, leaving behind a web of resentments and secrets lately disturbed by the sudden demise of their father. Should Alice stay here, or can her daughters work together to grant her wish?

Meanwhile Melissa has never quite let go of a love she lost, and Michael in return, even while married to the sparkling Nicole, is haunted by the failed perfection of the past. As Alice’s final decision draws closer, all that is
hidden between Melissa and her siblings, Michael and Nicole, rises to the surface . . .

'Heart and humour in abundance . . . The people on the page are real and raw' The Times

'So arresting, characterful, and so beautiful' Candice Carty-Williams

'I adored it. Her writing is exquisite: every sentence a jewel' Elizabeth Day

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