Rules For Visiting, by Jessica Frances Kane (Granta 2019)

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Rules For Visiting is a smart, funny novel about friendship and trees. It's engaging and compassionate, elegant and moving. The lead character, May, is a successful gardener at a university, but her life seems empty, so she decides to look up some old friends in different parts of the US, and slowly reconnects with herself and the future. If you've enjoyed Sally Rooney's books, you will like this.