Transcription by Kate Atkinson
Set primarily in England in 1940, Transcription (Little, Brown, $28.), Kate Atkinson’s eagerly awaited new novel, tells the story of eighteen-year-old Juliet Armstrong, reluctantly recruited from her job at the BBC into the world of war-time espionage. Her job is to transcribe the conversations gleaned from surveillance of suspected Nazi sympathizers in Britain. Ten years later, events from that period resurface and place her in new danger.