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Margot Livesey

Biography

Margot Livesey

Margot Livesey is the New York Times bestselling author of the novels THE BOY IN THE FIELD, MERCURY, THE FLIGHT OF GEMMA HARDY, THE HOUSE ON FORTUNE STREET, BANISHING VERONA, EVA MOVES THE FURNITURE, THE MISSING WORLD, CRIMINALS and HOMEWORK. Her work has appeared in the New Yorker, Vogue and the Atlantic, and she is the recipient of grants from both the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation. THE HOUSE ON FORTUNE STREET won the 2009 L. L. Winship/PEN New England Award. Born in Scotland, Livesey currently lives in the Boston area and is a professor of fiction at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.

Margot Livesey

Books by Margot Livesey

by Margot Livesey - Fiction

One September afternoon in 1999, teenagers Matthew, Zoe and Duncan Lang discover a boy lying in a field, bloody and unconscious. Thanks to their intervention, the boy’s life is saved. In the aftermath, all three siblings are irrevocably changed. Matthew becomes obsessed with tracking down the assailant, secretly searching the local town with the victim’s brother. Zoe wanders the streets of Oxford, looking at men, and one of them, a visiting American graduate student, looks back. Duncan, who has seldom thought about being adopted, suddenly decides he wants to find his birth mother. Overshadowing all three is the awareness that something is amiss in their parents’ marriage.

by Margot Livesey - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Donald is sure that he and his wife, Viv, who runs the local stables, are both devoted to their two children and to each other. Then Mercury --- a gorgeous young thoroughbred with a murky past --- arrives at Windy Hill, and everything changes. Mercury’s owner, Hilary, is a newcomer to town who has enrolled her daughter in riding lessons. When she brings Mercury to board at Windy Hill, everyone is struck by his beauty and prowess, particularly Viv. As she rides him, Viv begins to dream of competing again, embracing the ambitions that she had harbored, yet relinquished, as a young woman. Her daydreams soon morph into consuming desire, and her infatuation with the thoroughbred escalates to obsession.

by Margot Livesey - Fiction

When Gemma Hardy is orphaned and left to fend for herself, she moves to the Orkney Islands, where she is hired as an au pair for the niece of charming London businessman Hugh Sinclair. Everyone in the island community, including Gemma, is intrigued by the enigmatic Hugh, and soon, Gemma and Hugh begin a complex relationship that will change Gemma’s life forever.