Everything Love Is by Claire King
I’ve just (reluctantly) finished reading Everything Love Is by Claire King. This lovely book is set on a barge on the Canal du Midi, which is dear to my heart as we have spent time in Toulouse in our boating lives. It tells the story of therapist Baptiste whose quest to make others happy leads him to neglect his own well being, until he meets Amandine… Lyrically written, both cerebral and sensual, the shifting and sometimes evasive form of the novel is perfectly attuned to the plot, in which love and memory fight for supremacy. It has stayed in my mind since I finished it: an unusual read, full of insight and empathy.