Sunday, November 17, 2019

Six books centered around military conflicts and their aftermath

Mary Paulson-Ellis lives in Edinburgh. She has an MLitt in Creative Writing from the University of Glasgow and was awarded the inaugural Curtis Brown Prize for Fiction in 2009 and the Literature Works First Page Prize in 2013. Her debut novel, The Other Mrs Walker was a Times bestseller and Waterstones Scottish Book of the Year. Paulson-Ellis was Highly Commended as a Rising Star in the DIVA Literary Awards and shortlisted as a Breakthrough Author in the Books Are My Bag Readers Awards 2017. In 2016 she was named an Amazon Rising Star.

The Inheritance of Solomon Farthing is her second novel.

For Waterstones, Paulson-Ellis tagged six top titles centered around military conflicts and their aftermath, including:
The Long Take
Robin Robertson

This Booker-shortlisted novel is both epic poetry and noir narrative – an unclassifiable yet utterly compelling piece of writing about the aftermath of war. Walker is a WW2 veteran who has made his way to the glitter of Los Angeles via fighting on the beaches of France. He is a man attempting to forget, who cannot help but remember, the war pulsing in his memory like the pop and flare of those flashbulbs used by 1950s press photographers. A piercing, elegant dissection of the terrible grip war holds on those who experience it first hand.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue