We are thrilled to announce that The Silent Treatment by Abbie Greaves (Century Books / Penguin Random House) and The Authenticity Project by Clare Pooley (Transworld / Penguin Random House) are BBC Radio 2 Book Club picks! Both of these stunning novels were published just yesterday on 2nd April 2020. These debut novels will be featured on BBC Radio 2 Book Club with Jo Whiley from April to June 2020. The Silent Treatment will featured on Monday, 20th April from 7 – 9pm, and The Authenticity Project will be featured on Monday, 4th May from 7 – 9pm.
The Silent Treatment by Abbie Greaves is a moving story about a couple who haven’t spoken for six months despite living under the same roof. It has been featured in a multitude of 2020 round ups, including Stylist Magazine’s “Best new books of 2020 to look out for“, the Independent‘s “10 best debut novels that are so good you won’t put them down”, Her’s “Debut novels to keep an eye out for in 2020“, Woman & Home’s “16 Books You Need to Add to Your 2020 Reading List“, and Cosmopolitan’s “13 of the best new good books to read“. It was given a score of 10/10 in the Nerd Daily review, and it was chosen for the BBC Radio 2 Book Club.
The Authenticity Project by Clare Pooley is an uplifting story that celebrates the importance of kindness and community. It was a Toronto Star, Globe and Mail #9 Bestseller in Canada and debuted on the India Bestseller List in the US at #11. It was a #1 LibraryReads pick in the US, one of the New York Post’s “Best Books of the Week” and one of Good Morning America’s “20 Books we’re excited for in 2020“. Sophie Kinsella said it was “a clever, uplifting book that entertains and makes you think”, and we couldn’t agree more.