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Start reading The Life and Death
of Sophie Stark by Anna North

Out now in paperback, audio and ebook

We take a sneak peek at the highly anticipated first UK print publication of an electrifying novel which has taken the US by storm. Anna North’s The Life and Death of Sophie Stark is the story of an enigmatic film director told by the six people who loved her most. Sunday Times said of it, ‘If The Girl on the Train was the woman of 2015, then Sophie Stark is this year’s model.’
Read the gripping opening chapter below.

Who is the real Sophie Stark?

Brilliant, infuriating, all-seeing and unknowable, Sophie Stark makes films said to be ‘more like life than life itself’. But her genius comes at a terrible cost: to her husband, to the brother she left behind, and to an actress who knows too much.

With shades of We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, A Visit from the Goon Squad and Where’d You Go, Bernadette, it combines a uniquely appealing sensibility with a compulsively page-turning plot.

The Life and Death of Sophie Stark is out in paperback and ebook now, and is available from Waterstones. 

Anna North

Anna North is a journalist working for the New York Times, whose writing has previously appeared in San Francisco Chronicle, The Paris Review, Jezebel, and BuzzFeed. She lives in Brooklyn.