Why I read this: I wanted to read Natasha Lester's back catalogue
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
In a Nutshell: Themes of loss
Would suit fans of: Sally Hepworth
What Is Left Over, After by Natasha Lester
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This is the kind of book you finish with a tingling sensation, a tear and a deep breath. Phew, got to the end. And I don't mean that in a bad way, it is just that the subject matter of this is HARD, but an important story to tell about an often taboo topic.
As the book opens Gaelle is very difficult to like, but as the story unravels and we discover more of her past, (her immediate past and her childhood), we join Gaelle on a journey of self discovery and forgiveness.
I received a copy of A Kiss from Mr Fitzgerald from Netgalley for review and decided to start with Lester's previous books first. Mainly because a friend recommended her books to me, and I do love finding new and interesting Australian books to read. I particularly love going back to read an author's debut novel, and I can see why she won an Award for this novel and received a publishing contract. I can't wait to start If I Should Lose You next to see how she has developed her style.
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