Better Reading Preview: The Children’s House by Alice Nelson Registration Form

Better Reading Preview: The Children’s House by Alice Nelson Registration Form

We have 25 more copies of  The Children’s House by Alice Nelson  to give away as part of Better Reading Preview!

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              Synopsis

              Marina, 'the gypsy scholar' a writer and academic and her psychoanalyst husband Jacob were each born on Kibbutzes in Israel. Their families moved to America when their children were young. When they meet at a university in California, Marina is a grad-student and Jacob is a successful practitioner and teacher and has a young son, Ben, from a disastrous marriage. The family moves to a brownstone in Harlem, formerly a small convent and shelter run by nuns.Marina has a loving relationship with Ben but has not been able to conceive her own child. Constance, a young refugee from Rwanda, who knows the house from when the nuns occupied it, comes to rely on Marina's growing attachment to and care for her son, Gabrielle.After dropping out of college Ben is unmoored and comes to work at the local grocery store where he befriends a young woman who is an undocumented immigrant. After learning that Gizela, Marina's long disappeared mother has died, Jacob and his tight knit loving family, Ben and Alma, Constance and Gabrielle all join Marina in her mother's former home to celebrate Christmas, coming together, and the unusually structured family they have formed.Alice Nelson skilfully weaves together these shared stories of displacement and trauma into a beautifully told hope-filled and outstanding novel.
              Alice Nelson
              About the author

              Alice Nelson

              Alice Nelson is an award-winning author. She is the recipient of the T. A. G. Hungerford Award and the "Sydney Morning Herald" Best Young Australian Novelist of the Year award.

              Books by Alice Nelson

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              1. Kerrie Dean-Willcocks says:

                Would love to review this book!

              2. Amy says:

                Would love to review the book butto slow and missed out on registration already!

              3. Isabella Murray says:

                Me three😢

              4. Kasey says:

                Would love to review

              5. Diane Mungall says:

                I don’t read up to four books a week but have never reviewed one. Would love the chance to share my thoughts.

              6. Would love to review this title!

              7. Amanda Lieschke says:

                Love reading books good and bad. Compulsive reader that must finish once started regardless of quality. Pick me!!

              8. Thank you I would love to read this book. Sounds interesting. Not sure how to register?

              9. dianne stewart says:

                Would love to have the chance to read and review this book

              10. Julie Dempster says:

                This novel sounds complex but intriguing

              11. Dianne Marrie says:

                I’d love a copy to read and review.

              12. Lyn Wroe says:

                I would love to read and review this book.

              13. Maggie Cecelia says:

                I would love to read and review this book

              14. Penny Stafford says:

                I missed out last round and would love to read and review this for you!

              15. Rodney Ernest says:

                I’m interested in this author, as I’ve hadnt heard of her til Better Reading brought her to my attention. Her book sounds amazing.

              16. Simon says:

                The plot sounds very intriguing and has certainly piqued my interest. I’d appreciate the opportunity to review it.

              17. Lousin Nasta says:

                Would like to review please!

              18. Amanda says:

                I would love to read this book please 📚

              19. Susan says:

                I would love to review this book please

              20. Marg Freeman says:

                Love the title and would enjoy reading this book and the chance to review it.