Her Fearful Symmetry
Author: Audrey Niffenegger
Publisher: Alfred E. Knopf Canada
Price: $34.95 (Hardcover)
In the sophomore effort following her breakout debut The Time Traveller’s Wife, Audrey Niffenegger explores bonding, loss and love with a paranormal twist in Her Fearful Symmetry. When Elspeth Noblin dies, she leaves her London home — on the edge of the notable Highgate Cemetery — to her American twin nieces Julie and Valentina. The girls take up residence and discover Elspeth’s life and neighbours, including her lover Robert and the obsessive compulsive Martin. The girls’ relationship is tested when they happen upon different paths in this unconventional tale.