Barry Forshaw writes: when delivering my Best of the Year for the FT, I’m often asked if I have any ‘books to look out for in 2019’ — and I already have at least one for next year. The Conviction of Cora Burns by Carolyn Kirby — I suspect that will be one of the standout novels for 2019. It’s a haunting, gothic tale, with a compelling main character, a gritty and authentic setting of 1885 Birmingham, and should appeal to fans of such books as The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell.
The Conviction of Cora Burns by Carolyn Kirby: standout for 2019
Contributor: Barry Forshaw
Nov 20, 2018