An archaeologist struggles to unearth her own true passions in the 'richest, most absorbing novel' by the author of THE DARK FLOOD RISES (Joyce Carol Oates).
Frances Wingate is one of England's most renowned archaeologists, having recently unearthed a lost city in the Saharan desert. On the outside, she appears to have it all. But beneath the surface, she is struggling to deal with the demands of children and family, as well as a tumultuous, on-again, off-again romance with a married historian.
Frances throws herself into work and travel, but when a tragedy forces her to return to England, to the flat countryside of her forebears, she discovers some surprising connections that offer her a chance to start again.
The Realms of Gold celebrates the human as a department of the natural - The New Yorker
Her richest, most absorbing novel
Alive with ideas - New York Times
I loved this book so much that I had to suspend my own life until I'd finished it. As all good novels should, it changed my life a little