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Noonday

  • Paperback $16.00

    Feb 21, 2017 | 320 Pages

  • Hardcover $27.95

    Mar 08, 2016 | 320 Pages

  • Ebook $11.99

    Mar 08, 2016 | 320 Pages

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Praise

“Powerful. . . . Searing. . . . Noonday gives us bravery among the ruins.” —NPR  

“Gripping. . . . Compelling. . . . Barker is at the height of her historicist powers.” —Los Angeles Review of Books

“Powerful and compassionate. . . . A fine and satisfying novel.” —Financial Times
 
“[A] sweeping panorama.” —The New Yorker

“Searing. . . . [Barker] grounds Noonday with historical fact and offers telling physical detail. . . . Glimmering moments like these make fans look forward to what Barker will write next.” —The Miami Herald

“Compelling. . . . Weaves narrative and reportage so skillfully, you don’t realize how much empathy you’re suffering; you’re too busy being involved in what’s happening. . . . Another fine work by a great writer.” —Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“Picks up an irresistible momentum. . . . First-rate.” —Newsday

“Vivid. . . . Evocative. . . . Noonday does a magnificent job of bringing to life the rain of death London experienced in 1940.” —Minneapolis Star Tribune

“A novel of sure-footed storytelling. . . .  The mindless destruction of the capital is simultaneously apocalyptic and beautiful, inhibiting and rich with opportunity. Ideas, emotions and attitudes prove as fragile—and as flammable—as the physical landscape.” —The New Statesman

“Impressive. . . . Bristl[es] with period detail and gritty, well-researched atmosphere.” —The Observer (London)

“Intelligent, uncompromising. . . . Searingly re-creates a wartime landscape. . . . Barker is as subtle and tough-minded here about human nature as in all her work. Yet the closing pages suggest the possibility of new beginnings even as they acknowledge the permanence of old wounds.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred)

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