Out on 27 June 2024
Book cover for The Light Years

The Light Years



27 June 2024
592 pages
Imprint: Picador


What magic transforms a book into a compelling, moving, unputdownable read? I don’t know, but whatever it is, [The Cazalet Chronicles] have it. The characters! I cared about them so much. They behave in interesting, venal, believable ways. They’re recognisably human: frustrating, flawed, lovable. Maybe my favourite books ever
She is one of those novelists who shows, through her work, what the novel is for . . . She helps us to do the necessary thing – open our eyes and our hearts
The Light Years is an immense piece of work and should be read by everyone. She writes about family relationships in the most moving and beautiful way
Like [Elena] Ferrante, Howard’s fictional sphere is domestic and yet reveals deeper truths about human nature