Do you know Sue Gee's work? You may not, she doesn't seem to be very widely known but she is certainly worth getting to know. Mary's post prompted me to read Trio and I am so glad I did. It's an exquisite novel of a grief healed by friendship and music. The sense of time and place is deftly drawn and the narrative quietly compelling.
After Trio I read Reading In Bed and The Hours of the Night both of which I found just as enjoyable and rewarding. I'm reading Thin Air at the moment and have The Mysteries of Glass and Coming Home waiting in the wings. Earth and Heaven and Last Fling (short stories) are on their way to me in one of Amazon's white vans and I shall undoubtedly be ordering everything else this marvellous writer has written.
Do have a look at Cornflower's posts on Sue Gee's work.