Simple Disobedience

Don't you just love it when you read a book by a new author and the writing, the story, the theme and the characters leave you a little bit breathless because you are that impressed and moved. Oh, just me is it? Ah well, that it was happened when I read Naomi Alderman's debut novel, Disobedience

What's it all about?  Set in in Hendon, north London, this is a story of a young woman who returns to the Orthodox Jewish community she grew up in but left behind confronting new and old dilemas.

What's so good about it?  The story and people feel very real and almost predictable and yet there are still twists and turns in this novel which educates about a very introvert community without patronising or degrading.

Who, me?  Naomi Alderman's second book The Lessons couldn't have been a more different story (she adopts a first person narrative as a man) which is a testament to her ability as a writer and likewise Disobedience 
is a story for all even if you think the themes may not relate.

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Frances M. Thompson

Londoner turned wanderer, Frankie is an author, freelance writer and blogger. Currently based in Amsterdam, Frankie was nomadic for two years before putting down some roots with her Australian partner and having a baby boy in July 2015. In 2017, she launched WriteNOW Cards, affirmation cards for writers that help build a productive and positive writing practice. When not writing contemporary fiction, Frankie shops for vintage clothes, dances to 70s disco music and chases her son around Amsterdam.
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