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Wish You Were Here by Graham Swift.. You had me at "Devon farmer, now the proprietor of a caravan park." Okay, some of us dream small. Nevertheless, this big-hearted, Brit-mush novel is a fine one about an estranged brother's loss, the surviving brother's journey. Wonderful writing.

Joel Gardner, LitSnap Editor

"Like its predecessors, most notably Waterland and Last Orders, Wish You Were Here is a book of quiet emotional integrity . . . The novel expertly explores the poignant contrast between irrepressible human hope and the constraints within which we live our finite lives.."

The Times

"An extraordinary novel . . . Novelists, being on the whole brainy people, like to write about brainy people, or make their characters better with words than they would be in real life . . . But as Swift’s novels so brilliantly prove, just because someone doesn’t have a way with words doesn’t mean they can’t experience deep emotion, or be powerfully moved by the forces of history and time . . . I doubt there is a better novelist than Swift for this kind of story.."

The Evening Standard

Author bio: Graham Swift lives in London and is the author of eight novels: The Sweet-Shop Owner; Shuttlecock, which received the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize; Waterland, which was short-listed for the Booker Prize and won The Guardian Fiction Award, the Winifred Holtby Memorial Prize and the Italian Premio Grinzane Cavour; Out of This World; Ever After, which won the French Prix du Meilleur Livre Étranger; Last Orders, which was awarded the Booker Prize; The Light of Day; and, most recently, Tomorrow. He is also the author of Learning to Swim, a collection of short stories. His work has been translated into more than thirty languages. More information can be found here: http://www.randomhouse.com/book/211632/wish-you-were-here-by-graham-swift/9780307700124/#abouttheauthor

Book Details: General Fiction; (336 pp. Sundering: Kindle/Audiobook/Print editions)

Publisher Website: http://knopf.knopfdoubleday.com/2012/04/10/beyond-outrage-by-robert-b-reich/

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