Clare Pooley | 'It is a book about the importance of community in a world where we are more connected than ever but more lonely than ever'

Clare Pooley | 'It is a book about the importance of community in a world where we are more connected than ever but more lonely than ever'

Everyone lies about their lives. What would happen if you shared the truth instead? That is the question at the heart of Clare Pooley’s charming commercial fiction début The Authenticity Project: the story of six strangers drawn together by a notebook, and the desire to be honest about their lives.

It begins with café owner Monica discovering that one of her customers has left a green notebook behind on a table. She opens it, hoping to find an address in order to return it, but instead reads a confession of sorts; Julian Jessop is a 79-year-old artist who is desperately lonely after the de...

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