Books Tessa Hadley Books by Tessa Hadley Tessa Hadley has written books about: Literary Fiction Fiction Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Tessa Hadley NPR Books NPR's Book Concierge: Our Guide To 2017's Great Reads December 5, 2017 The Book Concierge is back and bigger than ever! Explore more than 350 standout titles picked by NPR staff and critics. Review Book Reviews In 'Bad Dreams,' Tessa Hadley Serves Up Satisfying Short Stories May 16, 2017 There are plenty of story collections out now to start your summer with, but Tessa Hadley tops the pile with Bad Dreams, ten richly complex tales of characters pushing the boundaries of their lives. Review Book Reviews Childhood Resentments Mix With Tragedy In 'The Past' Fresh Air January 19, 2016 Four adult siblings agree to spend one final summer vacation together in Tessa Hadley's new novel. Reviewer Maureen Corrigan says The Past is "as disturbing as it is diverting." Childhood Resentments Mix With Tragedy In 'The Past' Listen · 6:15 6:15 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/463589529/463611359" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Author Interviews Family Bonds Are Never Bland In 'The Past' January 16, 2016 In her latest novel, The Past, Tessa Hadley focuses on four siblings spending one last holiday at a soon-to-be-sold summer home. Tensions simmer, secrets break out of storage — but love remains. Family Bonds Are Never Bland In 'The Past' Listen · 6:12 6:12 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/463083474/463290850" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Emily Bogle/NPR Review Book Reviews Glittering 'Past' Channels Chekhov January 5, 2016 Tessa Hadley's new novel follows four siblings as they gather at a dilapidated family cottage for a bittersweet summer together. Critic Heller McAlpin praises Hadley's "wry compassion." Review Book Reviews Muddled Love Aboard 'The London Train' May 23, 2011 Tessa Hadley creates an intricate tangle of marriage, divorce, lovers and friends in a sophisticated novel that rides the rails between London and Cardiff, Wales.