Charlotte Mendelson

Cover image for The Candy House by Jennifer Egan

Paperbacks to Look Out For in March 2023: Part Two

The second batch of March’s paperbacks kicks off with one that demands a bit of concentration. Jennifer Egan’s The Candy House explores the fallout from a technology that captures our very consciousness through a series of narratives connected by characters all linked to Bix Boulton, the software’s creator. No brief synopsis comes close to encapsulating […]

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Cover image for The Exhibitionist by Charlotte Mendelson

The Exhibitionist by Charlotte Mendelson: ‘Hearts are elastic, but only up to a point’ 

Regular readers won’t be surprised to hear that it was the art theme that first drew me to Charlotte Mendelson’s The Exhibitionist but it’s a background note to the overriding one of dysfunctional families, another favourite, and they don’t come much more dysfunctional than the Hanrahans. Mendelson’s novel follows the family over a weekend when

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