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Alys, Always - Harriet Lane
Alys, Always
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On a bitter winter’s night, Frances Thorpe comes upon the aftermath of a car crash and, while comforting the dying driver, Alys Kyte, hears her final words. The wife of a celebrated novelist, Alys moved in rarefied circles, and when Frances agrees to meet the bereaved family, she glimpses a world... show more
On a bitter winter’s night, Frances Thorpe comes upon the aftermath of a car crash and, while comforting the dying driver, Alys Kyte, hears her final words. The wife of a celebrated novelist, Alys moved in rarefied circles, and when Frances agrees to meet the bereaved family, she glimpses a world entirely foreign to her: cultured, wealthy, and privileged. While slowly forging a friendship with Alys’s carelessly charismatic daughter, Frances finds her own life takes a dramatic turn, propelling her from an anonymous existence as an assistant editor for the books section of a newspaper to the dizzying heights of literary society. Transfixing, insightful, and unsettling, Alys, Always drops us into the mind of an enigmatic young woman whose perspective on a glamorous world also shines a light on those on the outside who would risk all to become part of it.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781451673173 (1451673175)
ASIN: 1451673175
Publisher: Scribner
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
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erina32
erina32 rated it
3.0 Alys, Always
Alys, Always by Harriet Lane The main character was somewhat of an observing eye into the lives, of the family at the centre of the story. She did come off as having a keen sense of who she was or where she wanted to do, in the future. She sort of fell into life turns rather than take an active ro...
The Girl Who'll Read Anything
The Girl Who'll Read Anything rated it
2.0 Alys, Always
I came across this book last year when Fully Booked Gateway branch had a renovation sale wherein EVERYTHING is discounted with 50% off the original price. I went to the shop on the 3rd or 4th day of the sale so, unfortunately, almost all the good titles were already taken. I bought this along with 2...
Bright and Bon Vivant
Bright and Bon Vivant rated it
3.0
A quick read. Not quite the psychological thriller I hoped it would be, but it kept my interest nonetheless. A disturbing little character study and I have no doubt that there are people just like Frances Thorpe sniffing their way around the elite and the privileged.
Buried In Print
Buried In Print rated it
0.0 Alys, Always: A Novel
Full review of this work appears here, on Buried In Print.Each of us has experienced those moments, when passing noise and bustle, of feeling removed from what really matters.You know, those moments of startling clarity, when you are surrounded by stillness, observing the action but separated from i...
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