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11 February 2023

9:00 AM

11 February 2023

9:00 AM

This Other Eden Paul Harding

Hutchinson Heinemann, pp.224, 16.99

When Paul Harding won the 2010 Pulitzer for Tinkers, he was a literary unknown who had all but abandoned hopes of his debut novel getting published until a tiny independent publisher chanced upon it. That story, about George Crosby, a dying clock- repairer who lived in Maine, heralded Harding as a great new voice, championed by Marilynne Robinson, no less.

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