Books by Rachel Seiffert

A BOY IN WINTER by Rachel Seiffert
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"All the notes of the Holocaust song, including the rare ray of hope, are played in this spare, fast-moving novel."
Three very bad days in the Ukraine, November 1941. Read full book review >
THE WALK HOME by Rachel Seiffert
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 8, 2014

"Seiffert's use of the Glasgow dialect is simultaneously the biggest stumbling block (for an American reader) and the novel's greatest distinction and triumph; the book is most energetic, persuasive and lively in its sections of dialogue and can seem a bit flat and muted elsewhere, though Seiffert's brio and talent are once again amply on display."
The resolutely quiet and somber third novel from Seiffert, who came to prominence in literary Britain in 2001 with her first novel, the Booker-shortlisted The Dark Room, takes place in Glasgow and moves back and forth between two time frames: "Now, or thereabouts" and the early 1990s. Read full book review >
AFTERWARDS by Rachel Seiffert
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 10, 2007

"A partial misfire by a gifted writer."
Booker nominee Seiffert's third novel (Field Study, 2004, etc.) is spare, sometimes powerful…and a bit disappointing. Read full book review >
FIELD STUDY by Rachel Seiffert
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 20, 2004

"No weak pieces here: only images hanging in a spoonful of water. Very much the story realist to match young Anthony Doerr."
First collection from Seiffert, who introduced us to her personal sentence in her universally praised debut novel, The Dark Room (2001). Read full book review >
THE DARK ROOM by Rachel Seiffert
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 11, 2001

"From the brookwater prose and hovering sentence fragments of 'Helmut' to the rich unfolding of the second and third stories, Seiffert's style and sensibility are superb throughout."
Dazzling debut by a gifted British-born author now living in Germany. Read full book review >