The Woman Upstairs
The Woman Upstairs (Vintage Contemporaries)
A New York Times Book Review Notable Book • A Washington Post Top Ten Book of the Year • A Chicago Tribune Noteworthy Book • A Huffington Post Best Book • A Boston Globe Best Book of the Year • A Kirkus Best Fiction Book • A Goodreads Best Book
Nora Eldridge is a solid, yet unremarkable, companion and neighbor, dependably on the edge of other individuals’ accomplishments. In any case, the entry of the Shahid family—dashing Skandar, a Lebanese researcher, stylish Sirena, an Italian craftsman, and their child, Reza—draws her into a mind boggling and energizing new world. Nora’s bliss pushes her past her limits, until Sirena’s thoughtless desire prompts to a shattering treachery. Told with direness, closeness, and puncturing feeling, this New York Times top of the line novel is the arresting admission of a lady stirred, changed, and deserted by a yearning for a world past her own.