An Archive of Happiness
An Archive of Happiness is set in the Scottish Highlands over the course of one day during the Avens family's annual get-together.
It's the summer solstice and theirs is a fractured family, broken by arguments, by things said and not said, by a mother who has left and a father who was left behind.
What happens on this day will force them to cleave together to survive and redraw the traditional bonds of family.
* Longlisted for the 2020 Highland Book Prize*
"This is such a big-hearted, intricate and compelling novel: it is as robust and delicate as the landscapes it inhabits. Reeder tells a story of loss, fracture and repair, every sentence infused with both clear-sightedness and love."
"An Archive of Happiness is a poignant, multi-layered exploration of family relationships brilliantly revealed. A haunting story told in exquisite prose."- Ruth Hogan
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