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LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE 2022
'A deeply emotional love story that follows one day in the life of Elle Bishop as she navigates the unravelling of secrets, lies and a very complex love triangle' REESE WITHERSPOON
'Glorious and gorgeous. I was absolutely immersed and gripped and I'm devastated to have finished it' MARIAN KEYES
A PAGE-TURNING SUMMERTIME READ FOR FANS OF WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING AND LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE
On a perfect August morning, Elle Bishop heads out for a swim in the pond below 'The Paper Palace' - her family's holiday home in Cape Cod. As she dives beneath the water she relives the passionate encounter she had the night before, against the side of the house that knows all her darkest secrets, while her husband and mother chatted to their guests inside...
So begins a story that unfolds over twenty-four hours and fifty years, as Elle's shocking betrayal leads her to a life-changing decision - and an ending you won't be able to stop thinking about.
'Here is a love triangle that keeps you turning the pages' Rachel Joyce
'Utterly addictive' Rosamund Lupton
'Dry, sharp and with devastating depths plumbed so elegantly' Pandora Sykes
'Smart, atmospheric and seriously juicy' Stylist
'Earthy, intoxicating, shimmering' Sunday Times
Readers have been gripped by THE PAPER PALACE too:
***** 'I devoured this book in a couple of days'
***** 'I fell in love with the characters'
***** 'A heart-rending love story filled with so many complications, you won't want to finish it'
***** 'It pulled me in from the first page'
***** 'If you loved Where the Crawdads Sing then you will love this book as well'
© Miranda Cowley Heller 2021 (P) Penguin Audio 2021
A beautifully constructed, wonderfully intelligent and beguiling novel, rich with a multitude of pleasures
It's glorious and gorgeous. I was absolutely immersed and gripped and I'm devastated to have finished it
It's been ages since I was so absorbed in a contemporary novel. I loved it
In rich and sensuous prose, Cowley Heller, cracks open the human heart and exposes her character's choices: the paths not taken and the devastating consequences. I smelled the old cabins and the backwoods, felt the pond water lapping around my ankles, experienced the love and loss of family. A perceptive and powerful story which will stay with me for a long time
Tightly woven and immediate, The Paper Palace takes us deep into a vivid summer landscape, a family, and a private, longstanding love story, and holds us there from start to finish
I can't think of a more brilliant debut than The Paper Palace. Enticing, assured and multi-layered, it introduces a major new voice in American fiction . . . A marvel
Absolutely phenomenal novel - dazzling writing and utterly addictive. Read it
It felt as if I read The Paper Palace in one go. It was completely immersive, and shocking, and utterly alive. I loved it
This accomplished family saga is gripping and poetic, capturing the complexity of the human heart
The Paper Palace turned out to be the very page-turner I needed. If you want to learn something about love over a long time - how it can hurt, how it can soar - read this book
Miranda Cowley Heller’s Women's Prize-longlisted debut novel is a searing and dark romance – one that leaves readers with an ending they can’t stop talking about. Warning: contains spoilers!