The Clover House: A Novel

The Clover House: A Novel

Henriette Lazaridis Power


Perfect for fanatics of Tatiana de Rosnay’s Sarah’s Key, this attractive debut novel brings to existence international conflict II-era and modern day Greece—and tells the tale of a colourful kinfolk and the tragic mystery stored hidden for generations.
 
Boston, 2000: Calliope Notaris Brown gets a surprising cellphone name. Her liked uncle Nestor has gave up the ghost, and now Callie needs to fly to Patras, Greece, to assert her inheritance. Callie’s mom, Clio—with whom Callie has continually had a tricky relationship—tries to persuade her to not make the journey. Unsettled by means of her mother’s unusual habit, and uneasy approximately her personal contemporary engagement, Callie makes a decision to flee Boston for town of her youth summers. After arriving on the heady top of Carnival, Callie starts to piece jointly what her mom has been attempting to disguise. between Nestor’s property, she uncovers clues to a long-kept mystery that would regulate every thing she is aware approximately her mother’s previous and approximately her personal future.
 
Greece, 1940: growing to be up in Patras in a filthy rich relations, Clio Notaris and her siblings consider proof against the oncoming results of global warfare II, but the Italian profession throws their privileged lives into turmoil. Summers within the kingdom as soon as spent idling within the clover fields are marked by way of air-raid drills; the social gathering of Carnival, with its complex masquerade events, is saw at domestic with costumes made of squaddies’ leftover silk parachutes. and because the battle escalates, the occasions of 1 fateful night will upend Clio’s destiny forever.
 
A relocating novel of the hunt for id, the demanding situations of affection, and the shared historical past that defines a family members, The Clover House is a strong debut from a particular and proficient new writer.

Praise for The Clover House

The Clover House is a gripping, delicate tale that spans continents and generations because it delves into the secrets and techniques of a Greek American family members altered through a long-ago tragedy in international warfare II. informed with quiet energy and authenticity, it’s a reader’s treat.”—Kate Alcott, New York Times bestselling writer of The Dressmaker
 
“[A] stunning debut novel.”—USA Today
 
“[An] insightful exam of reminiscence and the tales that carry us together—or might be tear us apart.”—The Boston Globe

“A infrequent deal with: an elegantly written debut a couple of family members secret set in the course of wartime, the slipperiness of reminiscence, and the demanding situations of forgiveness. Plus, we get to visit Greece! What extra may well you will want from a singular? Read it, learn it!”—Jenna Blum, New York instances bestselling writer of Those Who shop Us
 
“A strong tale of relations, betrayal, and forgiveness . . . In her first novel, strength melds the tales of mom and daughter into an soaking up story that deserves to rank excessive at the checklist of women’s fiction.”—Booklist
 
“Layered and complicated, The Clover House is a provocative exam of kin secrets and techniques and the issues we inherit, a strong look for self that feels either designated and common. Henriette Lazaridis strength immerses the reader in an international of culture and resilience, growing characters who linger lengthy past their ultimate pages. this is often one of the simplest books I’ve learn in an extended time.”—Brunonia Barry, New York occasions and across the world bestselling writer of The Lace Reader and The Map of actual Places

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