Saturday, April 17, 2021

Saturday, April 17, 2021 10:44 am by Cristina in , , , ,    No comments
Vulture has selected In the Quick, by Kate Hope Day as one of 'The Best Books of the Year (So Far)'.
Forgive me for screaming, but In the Quick is Jane Eyre IN SPACE! The idea sounds unhinged, but its execution is so fresh and so understanding of Brontë and genre fiction that it all comes together in a wild Ad Astra meets Prep mash-up. In a not-so-distant America, orphaned young June Reed is sent to study at the space program her brilliant uncle founded after his early death. At the same time, a crew he sent deep into the solar system suddenly goes quiet. As June endures a punishing regimen of robotic sciences, physical fitness, and team-building exercises, she quietly works on the problem of where the crew might be and how best to save them. An entirely fun adventure. (Hillary Kelly)
Observer (not The Observer) concurs:
 With echoes of Station Eleven, The Martian, and, yes, Jane Eyre, this is a gripping and unconventional novel with an unforgettable heroine. (Lauren LeBlanc)
The New York Times reviews The Whispering House by Elizabeth Brooks
Like “Wuthering Heights,” “The Whispering House” is a melancholy novel, its characters filled with dark longings. Cory and Freya are in thrall to the past: Cory to his mother and what Byrne Hall used to be when it was “still crammed with treasures,” and Freya to a time when her sister still lived. (Danielle Trussoni)
The Times interviews the writer Jacqueline Wilson: 
I’m having a fantasy dinner party, I’ll invite these authors . . .
Charles Dickens and Charlotte Brontë (who might have met), Virginia Woolf and Katherine Mansfield (who were friends), and Edith Nesbit and Noel Streatfield, who would have had a lot in common.
A contributor to Austin American-Statesman looks at some of the fiction inspired by Jane Eyre while a contributor to Amos Mag discusses why 'Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights is a Cult Classic'.


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