A Trick I Learned from Dead Men, Kitty Aldridge

A Trick I Learned from Dead MenWe’ve selected Kitty Aldridge’s A Trick I Learned from Dead Men for the next discussion. Longlisted for the Women’s Prize, nominated for the Not the Booker, Booker, Mariella Frostrup’s favourite, one of Leilah’s own personal top five books of 2012 – a gem that sadly flew under the radar in hardback.

We’ll be discussing it on Monday 29th of July at 5.30pm, Costa Coffee, Upper Mall Frenchgate Centre and look forward to seeing you all there.

If you’d like to buy it from Waterstones Doncaster, you can let Leilah know and they’ll order it in for you. Book club members are entitled to £1 off, disclaimer.

Book details

This is longlisted for the Womens Prize for Fiction 2013. After the disappearance of their father and the sudden death of their mother, Lee Hart and his deaf brother, Ned, imagine all is lost until Lee starts an apprenticeship at the local funeral home. Here, in the company of a crooning ex-publican, a closet pole vaulter, a terminally-ill hearse driver, and the dead of their local town, old wounds begin to heal and love arrives as a beautiful florist aboard a ‘Fleurtations’ delivery van, and Lee discovers there is life after death after all.

Published: 04/07/2013

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780099570196