Man in the Wooden Hat

By Jane Gardam
(Abacus Software, Paperback, 9780349118468)

Publication Date: January 2011

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the November 2009 Indie Next List
“A classy tale of the marriage of an English couple in the Far East. Idealistic and romantic, Betty and her husband find their ways through life, carrying secrets from their pasts back and forth between Hong Kong and England. It's a slim novel that covers a lot of ground, and Gardam's stylish prose gets to the heart of this fascinating relationship.”
-- Valerie Koehler, Blue Willow Bookshop, Houston, TX



NPR
Wednesday, Dec 23, 2009

Many of the picks from Fresh Air's book critic look back at tough times from earlier eras, or lives upended by disaster. The best books of the year include a work of nonfiction that reveals the hidden fantasy land of a founder of American industry, and a novel that doesn't apologize for the bad behavior of its characters. Plus, a bonus mystery pick. More at NPR.org

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Thursday, Oct 22, 2009

Jane Gardam has spent her long career writing dry, honest books about British life. Her new novel, The Man in the Wooden Hat, showcases the regrets of a woman never quite sure that marrying her husband was the right choice. Critic Maureen Corrigan calls Gardam the best British writer you've never heard of. More at NPR.org

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