Books by Rose Tremain

MERIVEL by Rose Tremain
Released: April 15, 2013

"Tremain's sequel can be read as a stand-alone, but readers may struggle to understand many of the events the main character alludes to in the narrative."
Tremain (Trespass, 2010, etc.) pens a follow-up to her novel Restoration, first published in 1989, about a 17th-century English physician with a self-deprecating wit. Read full book review >
TRESPASS by Rose Tremain
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"A well-executed, intense tale of dark family secrets coming to light in a sunny place."
Two very different sets of siblings, one French, one English, seek resolution to their fraught upbringings and present discontent in this latest tale of intertwining lives from Tremain (The Road Home, 2008, etc.). Read full book review >
THE ROAD HOME by Rose Tremain
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 26, 2008

"One of the best from the versatile Tremain, who keeps on challenging herself, and rewarding readers."
A displaced European's Candide-like progress through contemporary London is charted in this ambitious novel from the Whitbread Award-winning British author (The Colour, 2003, etc.). Read full book review >
THE COLOUR by Rose Tremain
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 21, 2003

"Transformations, indeed, abound in this brittle world where everything is possible and yet everything is at risk. The result is a page-turner that's also a work of startling beauty."
The Gold Rush is on, not out west but in 1860s New Zealand, and a young marriage is one of its casualties in this gripping pioneer story from the greatly gifted Tremain (Music and Silence, 2000, etc.). Read full book review >
MUSIC AND SILENCE by Rose Tremain
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2000

"Tremain studied with the late Angus Wilson, and the influence of his fertile imagination has clearly helped shape, and energize, her own. Music & Silence may be her best yet."
Versatile British author Tremain's eighth novel (after The Way I Found Her, 1998) is the stuff of which fairy-tales are spun, though it also exhibits a compelling psychological and moral density. Read full book review >
THE WAY I FOUND HER by Rose Tremain
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1998

Part mystery, part romance, part adolescent fantasy, the latest from Tremain (Sacred Country, 1993, etc.) features a 13-year-old English boy who turns supersleuth when his first love, a much older best-selling writer, is kidnaped in Paris. Read full book review >

SACRED COUNTRY by Rose Tremain
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1993

English author Tremain (Restoration, 1990, etc.) returns triumphantly to the 20th century, sketching the outwardly stunted postwar lives of a dozen small-town characters in rural Suffolk- -people whose inner lives, however, are surprising, colorful, sometimes tragic, and drive many of them to a bittersweet, affecting end. At age six in 1952, Mary Ward—observing a minute of silence for the dead King George IV while standing in a potato field belonging to her brutish father, Sonny, and her dreamy mother, Estelle—suddenly becomes aware that she wishes she were a boy; over the next 30 years, fighting with her hapless brother Timmy, strapping her growing breasts against her chest, falling in love with a neighbor girl named Pearl, running away to her grandfather Cord's house in the wonderful town of Gresham Tears, changing her name to Martin, moving to London, submitting to psychoanalysis, and finally having a sex-change operation and emigrating to Nashville, heroic Mary makes this pressing wish come true. Read full book review >