After having read and liked “White Teeth”. I found this in the library and definitely wanted to read it. A different kind of novel to her first one, though it also describes a mixed-race family situation.
Again, I quite liked her style, the way she portrays the different characters. Apparently, an homage to E. M. Forster's “Howards End” (which I definitely have to read some time). The fact that she manages to make this into a very modern story shows how timeless a writer she is.
Zadie Smith was shortlisted for "On Beauty" in 2005.