VIRTUAL AUTHOR HOUR // Claire Fuller - Unsettled Ground

Due to the COVID-19 this will now be a virtual event held on Zoom.

Mark your calendars and join us for special virtual author hour with Claire Fuller in conversation with Faith Merino on Saturday, May 22nd at 12:00PM PT in celebration of Claire's forthcoming book Unsettled Ground. Claire will be joining us all the way from the UK!

This is a VIRTUAL event and will take place on Zoom. You must fill out this form to attend. We will follow up with the event info within 48 hours of receiving your request.

Buy the book + pick up lunch from a local restaurant to enjoy during the event, send us a picture of your lunch receipt, and we'll add $5 in store credit to your customer account to use at any Bookmine location or online. Support local restaurants and attend this great event with one of Bookmine's favorite authors!

You can pre-order a copy of Unsettled Ground below. Release date: May 18, 2021.


From the author of Our Endless Numbered DaysSwimming Lessons, and Bitter Orange comes a brilliant novel about an unusual family held together by a string of lies, a small town with too many questions, and a sudden death that threatens to undo them all.

At fifty-one years old, twins Jeanie and Julius still live with their mother, Dot, in rural isolation in the English countryside. The cottage they have shared their entire lives is their only protection against the modernizing world around them. Inside its walls, they make music, and in its garden, they grow everything they need to survive. To an outsider, it looks like poverty; to them, it is home.

But when Dot dies unexpectedly, the world they’ve so carefully created begins to fall apart. The cottage they love, and the security it offered, is taken back by their landlord, exposing the twins to harsh truths and even harsher realities. Seeing a new future, Julius becomes torn between the loyalty he feels towards his sister and his desire for independence, while Jeanie struggles to find work and a home for them both. And just when it seems there might be a way forward, a series of startling secrets from their mother’s past come to the surface, forcing the twins to question who they are, and everything they know of their family’s history.

In this stunning novel, award-winning author Claire Fuller masterfully builds a tale of sacrifice and hope, of homelessness and hardship, of love and survival, in which two marginalized and remarkable people uncover long-held family secrets and, in their own way, repair, recover, and begin again. 



Claire Fuller was born in Oxfordshire, England, in 1967. She has written three novels: Our Endless Numbered Days, which won the Desmond Elliott Prize; Swimming Lessons; and Bitter Orange. She has an MA in Creative and Critical Writing from the University of Winchester and lives in Hampshire with her husband and two children.


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Saturday, May 22, 2021 - 12:00pm
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ISBN: 9781951142483
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Tin House Books - May 18th, 2021

Longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction

“So sharply, so utterly brilliant that I found myself holding my breath while reading, dazzled by Fuller’s mastery and precision.” —Lauren Groff