The Street by Bernadine Bishop.
Intrigued by the term ‘domestic fiction’, I am drawn to Bernadine Bishop, 1939 – 2013. She was the great granddaughter of the poet Alice Meynell, and youngest witness in the Lady Chatterley trial. The Street, her fifth novel published posthumously, follows the inhabitants of a London Street, dealing with the minutae of everyday life and restoring belief in the ability of people to care for their community, find love in unexpected places and give love when it would appear to be too late in life.
The Moviegoer by Walker Percy.
Much admired on its first appearance but now inexplicably negelected, Percy’s distinguished novel combines serious philosophical themes with a delicate poetic touch as it follows its youthful hero, Binx Bolling, on a tragi-comic quest for love and faith against the vividly drawn background of New Orleans.