Tell us a story

LoveReading is thrilled to announce the launch of The Very Short Story Award 2019! If you think you have a story we'll love, click here to find out more and how to enter:

Find out more

Her Fearful Symmetry - Large Print Edition

by Audrey Niffenegger

Family Drama Modern and Classic Literary Fiction

LoveReading View on Her Fearful Symmetry - Large Print Edition

Another magical tale from Audrey Niffenegger that follows the story of twins who have been left the flat of a dead aunt they have never met. Niffenegger has produced another cast of fascinating characters and intriguing plotlines to draw the reader in and keep them enthralled to the very end.

 

A message from Joanna Lumley:

“Anything that makes reading easier is to be applauded – a bright light, a quiet room, large clear print…what could be more enticing. Focus has all my support."   Joanna Lumley

Her Fearful Symmetry - Large Print Edition Synopsis

Julia and Valentina Poole are normal American teenagers - normal, at least, for identical 'mirror' twins who have no interest in college or jobs or possibly anything outside their cozy suburban home. But everything changes when they receive notice that an aunt whom they didn't know existed has died and left them her flat in an apartment block overlooking Highgate Cemetery in London. They feel that at last their own lives can begin ...but have no idea that they've been summoned into a tangle of fraying lives, from the obsessive-compulsive crossword setter who lives above them to their aunt's mysterious and elusive lover who lives below them, and even to their aunt herself, who never got over her estrangement from the twins' mother - and who can't even seem to quite leave her flat...With Highgate Cemetery itself a character and echoes of Henry James and Charles Dickens, Her Fearful Symmetry is a delicious and deadly twenty-first-century ghost story about Niffenegger's familiar themes of love, loss and identity. It is certain to cement her standing as one of the most singular and remarkable novelists of our time.

Win Don't You Cry

Win Don't You Cry

Closing date: 11/10/2018

To celebrate the September release of Cass Green's "dynamic, powerfully expressive novel" Don't You Cry, we are giving away FIVE copies of the latest psychological thriller AND a 'Most Stressful Night of Your Life package' of luxury Hot Chocolate and a MINI Bottle of Whiskey!!! She saved your life. Now she'll make you pay - One stolen baby. Two desperate strangers. One night of terror. The competition closes on the 11th October 2018. The winner will be informed by the 17th October 2018. To have a chance of winning this fantastic prize, click the button below. Please note that this draw is open only for UK residents and is free to enter and you must be 18 or over to enter this competition. Multiple entries from the same email address will only be counted once. By entering this competition you are agreeing to the conditions mentioned above and to adhere to the LoveReading Terms and Conditions. 

Enter Now

If you loved this, you might like these...

Men Without Women Stories
The Affair
The Goodbye Gift
The Lives She Left Behind

All versions of this book

ISBN: 9781444501650
Publication date: 14/10/2009
Publisher: Royal National Institute of Blind People
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781444501650
Publication date: 14th October 2009
Author: Audrey Niffenegger
Publisher: Royal National Institute of Blind People
Format: Paperback
Genres: Family Drama, Literary Fiction,
Categories:

About Audrey Niffenegger

Audrey Niffenegger is a writer and visual artist who lives in Chicago. She is a full time professor in the Interdisciplinary Book Arts MFA Program at the Columbia College Chicago Center for Book and Paper Arts, where she teaches writing, letterpress printing, and fine edition book production. Her amusements include collecting taxidermy and reading comic books. Miss Niffenegger spent her youth hiding in her bedroom and painting her fingernails black while listening to Patti Smith and Gang of Four, but she is feeling better now, thanks.

More About Audrey Niffenegger

More Books By Audrey Niffenegger

Cover for The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
Cover for Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger
Cover for Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger
View All Books By Audrey Niffenegger

Share this book