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Expectation: The most razor-sharp and heartbreaking novel of the year

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Expectation was very nearly a compelling and incisive story about a trio of thirtysomething women - Hannah, Cate and Lissa - struggling to get their lives on track. To go back to Florence Welch one last time, it’s hard to get through the sea storm, but sometimes it’s harder once you’ve actually reached the shore – if you get a stretch that’s bare and rocky, with gulls wheeling through an overcast sky.

Book Review: Expectation // Anna Hope : The Indiependent

As time goes on, the balance of friendships continue to shift, as jealousies and arguments push them away and, sometimes, bring them closer together. I found it fascinating to read about their ever-evolving friendship and the conflicts simmering under the surface, both interpersonal and individual.

This is hugely readable: perfect for sticking in your bag for a plane ride, a sit on a beach, or your daily commute.

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So these lists ensure that my bookshelf is always stuffed full and that I never have to think too hard about where I’ll find my next book-fix.With Hannah trying to have a baby and Cate dealing with the fallout of having a baby, childless singleton Lissa is the only member of the main trio whose motivation has nothing to do with babies. But even though ‘Normal People’ holds a very special place in my heart, it wasn’t the best choice for this list.

Expectation by Anna Hope | Waterstones

Zusätzlich wird der Roman auf ganz großartige Weise in prägnante Schauplätze (London, Canterbury) und das jeweilige (feministische) Zeitgeschehen eingebettet - inklusive einiger wirklich hinreißender Nebencharaktere, die mein Herz gewinnen konnten.In this sharply observed novel set in and around London, three college friends, now in their thirties, must come to terms with the gap between the lives they imagined for themselves and reality in the face of marriage, fertility struggles, and loss.

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