Emily Iris looks forward to the times her parents welcome house guests to their family's unhappy home. As long as the visitors are there, her mother and father will put their quarrels aside. But one spring a family of wanderers – an Australian couple and their two boys – comes to stay, starting a chain of events that will shatter Emily's world forever.
Will appeal to readers of Jennifer Donnelly's A Gathering Light and Barbara Kingsolver's The Poisonwood Bible.
On hardback publication this fabulous first novel attracted stunning acclaim.
Wonderful . . . This is a new book with an old and wise heart. It may well have the makings of a classic
Beautifully, powerfully and compellingly written . . . extraordinarily moving
Realistically evoking the perspective of a child of the era, Glass spins a lyrical story that is at once heartbreaking and hopeful
This outstanding first novel arcs beautifully to its terrible climax and is deeply moving
Every now and then a book comes along that's unusual, compelling and deeply absorbing yet is so tragically simple, it leaves an indelible trace on the memory. The Year the Gypsies Came is one of these