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Homework

Homework

  • February 1990
  • Originally published by Viking. Paperback edition published by Picador.

Celia Gilchrist believes that she has finally found the right man in Stephen, but when she moves in with him and his young daughter, Jenny, things begin to go subtly, menacingly wrong. Money disappears, a sweater is ruined, small, commonplace lies escalate into awkward confrontations. more »

Criminals

Criminals

  • January 1996
  • Originally published by Alfred A. Knopf. Paperback edition published by Picador.

A cautious, distracted London banker hurrying to visit his troubled sister, Mollie, in Scotland finds a baby abandoned in a bus station restroom and takes the child with him. Mollie's emotional life is in tatters—or is it?—and she clings to the infant with desperate cunning. more »

The Missing World

The Missing World

  • January 2000
  • Originally published by Alfred A. Knopf. Paperback edition published by Picador.

When Hazel loses three years of her past after a traffic accident wipes out her memory, she doesn't remember her quarrel with Jonathan—or that she left him and moved out of their house. All she knows is that he has dropped everything to care for her and professes to adore her. more »

Eva Moves the Furniture

Eva Moves the Furniture

  • September 2001
  • Originally published by Henry Hold & Co. Paperback edition published by Picador.

On the night of Eva McEwen's birth in a small Scottish town her mother dies, leaving her to grow up lonely but never quite alone. For two mysterious presences haunt her: a woman and a girl whom no one else can see. more »

Banishing Verona

Banishing Verona

  • November 2004
  • Originally published by Henry Holt & Co. Paperback edition published by Picador.

Zeke is twenty-nine and working as a carpenter and painter in London. Verona is thirty-seven, headstrong, and seven months pregnant. When the two meet in a house that Zeke is renovating, they fall in love, only to be separated less than twenty-four hours later when Verona mysteriously disappears. more »

The House on Fortune Street

The House on Fortune Street

  • May 2008
  • Originally published by HarperCollins. Paperback edition published by Harper Perennial.

It seems like mutual good luck for Abigail and Dara when they meet at university and, despite their differences, become fast friends. Years later they remain an unlikely pair: Abigail, an actress, reluctant to commit. Dara, a therapist, throws herself into every relationship with frightening intensity. Yet each seems—another stroke of luck?—to have found "True love." more »

Short Fiction

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Learning By Heart

  • October 1986
  • Originally published by Penguin Group, Ltd.

Short story collection. Currently out of print.

Non-fiction/Essays

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