Jemma Wayne - Author

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Jemma Wayne began her career as a journalist at the Jewish Chronicle and now works freelance splitting her time between journalism, writing for stage, and prose.

Featured books by Jemma Wayne

After Before

After Before

Author: Jemma Wayne Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/05/2014

That was the day that Mama made the rules: If they come, run. Be quiet and run. But not together. Never together. If one is found, at least the other survives - During a cold, British winter, three women reach crisis point. Emily, an immigrant survivor of the Rwandan genocide is existing but not living. Vera, a newly Christian Londoner is striving to live a moral life, her happiness constantly undermined by secrets from her past. Lynn, battling with an untimely disease, is consumed by bitterness and resentment of what she hasn't achieved and what has been snatched from her. Each suffering their own demons, their lives have been torn open by betrayal: by other people, by themselves, by life itself. But as their paths interweave, they begin to unravel their beleaguered pasts, and inadvertently change each other's futures.

Other books by Jemma Wayne

Chains of Sand

Chains of Sand

Author: Jemma Wayne Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2016

The new novel from the award-winning author of After Before (longlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction; shortlisted for the Waverton Good Read Award; longlisted for the Guardian Not the Booker Prize)Shortlisted for the Guardian Not the Booker prize 2016'This is a wonderful book. Intriguing, moving, absorbing... a great read.' -- Daniel Finkelstein, Associate Editor, The TimesHe has always been good at tracking down things that are hidden, like cockroaches in his mother's kitchen cupboard, or tunnels in Gaza.At 26, Udi is a veteran of the Israeli army and has killed five men. He wants a new life in a new place. He has a cousin in England.Daniel is 29, a Londoner, an investment banker and a Jew. He wants for nothing, yet he too is unable to escape an intangible yearning for something more. And for less. He looks to Israel for the answer.But as the war with Hamas breaks out, Daniel cannot know that the star-crossed love of a Jewish girl and an Arabic man in Jerusalem a decade earlier, will soon complicate all that he thinks has become clear.

Chains of Sand

Chains of Sand

Author: Jemma Wayne Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/05/2016

The new novel from the award-winning author of After Before (longlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction; shortlisted for the Waverton Good Read Award; longlisted for the Guardian Not the Booker Prize) Shortlisted for the Guardian Not the Booker prize 2016 'This is a wonderful book. Intriguing, moving, absorbing... a great read.' -- Daniel Finkelstein, Associate Editor, The Times He has always been good at tracking down things that are hidden, like cockroaches in his mother's kitchen cupboard, or tunnels in Gaza. At 26, Udi is a veteran of the Israeli army and has killed five men. He wants a new life in a new place. He has a cousin in England. Daniel is 29, a Londoner, an investment banker and a Jew. He wants for nothing, yet he too is unable to escape an intangible yearning for something more. And for less. He looks to Israel for the answer. But as the war with Hamas breaks out, Daniel cannot know that the star-crossed love of a Jewish girl and an Arabic man in Jerusalem a decade earlier, will soon complicate all that he thinks has become clear.

After Before

After Before

Author: Jemma Wayne Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2014

'Rich, haunted, gripping, painful and beautifully entwined' Ruth Padel'A powerful novel. Its characters will haunt you long after their stories have been told.'Naomi Gryn"e;That was the day that Mama made the rules: If they come, run. Be quiet and run. But not together. Never together. If one is found, at least the other survives During a cold, British winter, three women reach crisis point. Emily, an immigrant survivor of the Rwandan genocide is existing but not living. Vera, a newly Christian Londoner is striving to live a moral life, her happiness constantly undermined by secrets from her past. Lynn, battling with an untimely disease, is consumed by bitterness and resentment of what she hasn't achieved and what has been snatched from her.Each suffering their own demons, their lives have been torn open by betrayal: by other people, by themselves, by life itself. But as their paths interweave, they begin to unravel their beleaguered pasts, and inadvertently change each other's futures.

After Before

After Before

Author: Jemma Wayne Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/05/2014

That was the day that Mama made the rules: If they come, run. Be quiet and run. But not together. Never together. If one is found, at least the other survives - During a cold, British winter, three women reach crisis point. Emily, an immigrant survivor of the Rwandan genocide is existing but not living. Vera, a newly Christian Londoner is striving to live a moral life, her happiness constantly undermined by secrets from her past. Lynn, battling with an untimely disease, is consumed by bitterness and resentment of what she hasn't achieved and what has been snatched from her. Each suffering their own demons, their lives have been torn open by betrayal: by other people, by themselves, by life itself. But as their paths interweave, they begin to unravel their beleaguered pasts, and inadvertently change each other's futures.

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