A New York Times Editors' Choice
A Washington Post "Notable Fiction Book of 2015"
“[A] lavishly detailed historical novel that doesn’t just recreate the past but alters your perception of it...Clark’s descriptive powers provide deep pleasure.”—Michael Upchurch, New York Times Book Review
“As always, [Clark's] environments are deliciously luxe…With splendid breadth and depth, We That Are Left accommodates an era’s worth of historical reverberations within the confines of its highly polished rooms.”—Washington Post
"Clark reminds us that one of the pleasures of reading historical fiction is meeting characters whose thoughts are their own but also mirror the wrongdoings and legacies of their time...Vivid, layered, and provocative period drama about the trade-offs of backing tradition versus letting go."
"Deftly evoking the faded glory of the British gentry while weaving an intricate love story with an unlikely twist, acclaimed English writer Clark (Beautiful Lies, 2012) presents a historically rich, psychologically rewarding tale of heritage and romance."
"Clare Clark's novel of the dislocations that befall an aristocratic English family during and right after World War I is beautifully written and enjoyable...Clark's novel does its forebears proud, for We That Are Left is engrossing...the characters are vivid and her feel for place is equally superb."
"We That Are Left is still haunting me. It offers an utterly convincing sense of period; a story that tugs at you; characters who are surprising, tender, hurt; emotions crushed, misunderstood, exploding; on every page the unresolved intensity of real life."
—William Nicholson, author of Lovers of Amherst
“What a gorgeous, brilliant, heart-smacking book! I am in awe of its stunning scale.”