On Beauty by Zadie Smith
Smith is a rare treasure of a writer, with humour and insight particularly into the modern experience of womanhood and family. On Beauty follows two families across the US and England and their experiences of each other and the world.
Exploring family dynamics, splits, reconciliations, cultural clashes, new and long term love, our relationship to our bodies and minds and the connections they make with each other, Smith is a seamless observer of inner lives and a complete joy to read. She creates depth without heaviness, creating a reading experience you can completely lose yourself into.