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We That Are Left

(2015)
A novel by

 
 
A New York Times Editors' Choice

A Washington Post "Notable Fiction Book of 2015"


"[A] lavishly detailed historical novel that doesn't just recreate the past but alters your perception of it." - New York Times Book Review

"As always, [Clark's] environments are deliciously luxe. . . With splendid breadth and depth, We That Are Left accommodates an era's worth of historical reverberations within the confines of its highly polished rooms." - Washington Post

Growing up at Ellinghurst, their crumbling family estate, all three Melville children dream of escape. Headstrong Jessica yearns for the glitter and glamor of London while Phyllis longs to attend university. The adored Theo, meanwhile, eclipses everyone around him. None of the children take much notice of Oskar Grunewald, their mother's science-obsessed godson, who instead seeks refuge in Ellinghurst's enormous library.

But when the cataclysm of the Great War devastates the Melvilles' world and reshapes their futures, Jessica and Phyllis must forge new paths in a world that no longer plays by the old rules. As Oskar is drawn reluctantly back into the Melville family fold, his life entwines with theirs in ways that will transform all of their futures forever.

In We That Are Left, Clare Clark brings us a new story of an old family whose reckoning with change will haunt and resonate for many generations.

"We That Are Left is still haunting me. It offers an utterly convincing sense of period; a story that tugs at you; characters who are surprising, tender, hurt; emotions crushed, misunderstood, exploding; on every page the unresolved intensity of real life." - William Nicholson, author of Lovers of Amherst

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

October 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: We That Are Left
Author(s): Clare Clark
ISBN: 0-544-12999-7 / 978-0-544-12999-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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April 2015 : UK Hardback
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Title: We That Are Left
Author(s): Clare Clark
ISBN: 1-84655-606-6 / 978-1-84655-606-7 (UK edition)
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Paperback Editions

October 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: We That Are Left
Author(s): Clare Clark
ISBN: 0-544-81188-7 / 978-0-544-81188-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mariner Books
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March 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: We That Are Left
Author(s): Clare Clark
ISBN: 0-09-957047-5 / 978-0-09-957047-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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Audio Editions

October 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: We That Are Left
Author(s): Clare Clark
ISBN: 1-4945-1802-3 / 978-1-4945-1802-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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October 2015 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: We That Are Left
Author(s): Clare Clark
ISBN: 1-4945-6802-0 / 978-1-4945-6802-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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October 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: We That Are Left
Author(s): Clare Clark
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October 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: We That Are Left
Author(s): Clare Clark
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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October 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: We That Are Left
Author(s): Clare Clark
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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Kindle Editions

October 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: We That Are Left: A Novel
Author(s): Clare Clark
Publisher: Mariner Books
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April 2015 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: We That Are Left
Author(s): Clare Clark
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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