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Nancy Tucker Books In Order

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Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The First Day of Spring (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

The Time in Between: A Memoir of Hunger and Hope (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
That Was When People Started to Worry: Young Women and Mental Illness (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

About Nancy Tucker

A British author of mystery stories and writing, Nancy Tucker is a writer with a clear and uncompromising viewpoint. Speaking out, her work is confident and intelligent, conveying multiple different layers, with a clear message running underneath it all. This has worked well for her over the years, as she has achieved a huge level of success worldwide, resonating with readers from all over. Often writing about her own life too, she’s not afraid of being honest and open with her audience, giving them them the truth directly.

With a distinctive style of writing her voice is very much her own, writing in a manner that is extremely direct and to the point. This is something that she excels at, allowing her work to be entirely unique and singular, with what is very much an idiosyncratic approach to the form. There’s a lot to appreciate in her work too, as she writes with a lot of heart in a way that’s engaging, keeping the reader there. Creating highly immersive storylines, she really knows how to keep the reader turning the page, as they continually come back for more.

It’s also her characters that really stand out, as they feel wholly real and authentic, written in a manner that’s realistic and true. There’s a lot to draw the reader in, holding them there, as the protagonists resonate, allowing the reader to feel as if they really know them. Setting herself apart from other writers in her field, her characters really leave an imprint, along with her compelling stories too. With lots more to come in the near future, she definitely isn’t stopping any time soon, as her writing career carries on growing onwards and upwards.

Early and Personal Life

Born and raised in West London, Nancy Tucker would grow up with the eating disorder anorexia nervosa, which would have a huge negative impact upon her life. Over time this would also come to effect a lot of her writing too, as she would speak out about the issues surrounding her condition. Reaching countless readers around the world, she would relate to an international audience, making her voice heard.

Attending Oxford University, she would graduate with a degree based in Experimental Psychology, which saw her continue a career in psychiatry. Working with adolescents and children in an inpatient psychiatric unit, she would help those in need, working in the mental health service for some time. This would then lead to her writing her first novel, as she also continues to work as an assistant psychologist to this very day.

Writing Career

Starting out with the book ‘The Time in Between’ in 2014, Nancy Tucker would begin her writing career with a non-fiction memoir of her own issues. Looking at her own struggle with anorexia, she manages to cast a light on it, potentially helping readers when facing their own issues. This would then see her fast becoming a household name for many around the world, as readers from all over would positively respond to it.

Later she would go on to write her first fictional title, the mystery novel ‘The First Day of Spring,’ coming out in 2021. This would see her go on to be seen as a highly gifted storyteller with a lot to offer, providing insight and intelligence in her work. Nominated and awarded on numerous occasion, she continues to be lauded by both critics and readers alike, with plenty more to follow.

The Time in Between: A Memoir of Hunger and Hope

Originally published in 2014 on the 26th of April, this would first come out through ‘Icon Books,’ gaining much acclaim on its arrival. Working as a non-fiction memoir, it’s an authentic account of Nancy Tucker’s struggle with anorexia, looking at it in an honest and open way. It’s a must for anyone hoping to understand the condition better, educating the audience on what it really means for those suffering.

When she was just a child Nancy Tucker would develop anorexia nervosa, which would see her hospitalized with her condition on several occasions. This would then lead to developing bulimia as well, which would come to stay with her for long periods of her life. Going in and out of school, as well as in and out of therapy, she would literally starve herself, which took its toll mentally and physically. Looking back on this time and period of her life, Nancy examines what it means to her, and how it effected her overall.

Written with a great deal of sensitivity, this book has lots of heart to it, making it an extremely engaging memoir. Accounting her issues, Nancy Tucker gives the reader an honest portrait of what it was actually like and how it effected her. With readers from all over relating the what she’s written, it’s easy to see why it was so popular and why it did so well.

The First Day of Spring

This time coming out through the Riverhead Books publishing label, this would initially come out in 2021 on the 18th of May. Working as stand-alone mystery thriller, it’s the first fictional title to come from Nancy Tucker, creating a rich and vibrant world for the reader. Its narrative is self-contained, as it’s not a part of any overall series as such, and can easily be read by itself.

While this deals with some dark and murky subject matter, the story itself does have some moments of humor too, especially in the dialogue. It’s a well told mystery thriller with a lot of well managed character development that handles the concept extremely well. Keeping the reader continually turning the page too, there’s a lot here in what is a highly compelling story.

Chrissie is just eight years old when she kills another boy, and the feeling makes her feel great, despite the sadness from the rest of the community. Keeping her secret for a while with the knowledge of what she did making her feel powerful, the truth is soon finally revealed. That’s when she’s found out and, spending some time in a Secure Children’s Home, it’s twenty years later and she has the new assumed identity of ‘Julia.’ Looking after her daughter Molly, the past catches up with her, as she starts receiving phone-calls, and she fears, for the first time, that her daughter could be taken away.

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