Coventry by Rachel Cusk calls to me to finish it with a reminder of how lucid close observation can be. The Emerald Mile as layered as the canyon walls themselves and as fast-moving as a river in flood. That’s more time than many people spend writing books, let alone one story, but Kirkpatrick is nothing if not dogged. Buy from:BookshopAmazonLands of Lost BordersSome books you read for the story, some books you read for the writing, and some books you read to witness in amazement a talent truly blessed. Light was a kind of pavement thrown down in front of our wheels, and the road went on and on.