The stunning new novel from acclaimed author Ellen Feldman, for fans of Ian McEwan’s Sweet Tooth and Jennie Rooney’s Red Joan
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Not only is the writing atmospheric and subtle, it has great psychological tension. A compelling and poignant Cold War novel
Nigel Farndale, author of THE BLASPHEMER
Ellen Feldman's masterful, unforgettable portrayal of a marriage during the Cold War evokes the era in beautiful but charged prose. The paranoia of the times crackles on the page as secrets are kept and Nell Benjamin, the narrator, is unwittingly caught in moral quandaries of the 1950s. A captivating work of storytelling that will keep you up late at night, The Unwitting is a timely, must-read novel that reminds us the past continues to haunt
Ann Weisgarber, author of THE PROMISE
The ideal novel for reading in a sunny garden is 50/50 bend of cool, intelligent writing and breakneck pace . . . I shall reveal no more. Deckchair heaven (my highest praise).