All the Water in the World (Hardback)Karen Raney (author)
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'TENDER, HEARTFELT AND HEART-BREAKING' Francis Spufford
'VERY MOVING, A WARM AND COMPASSIONATE NOVEL' Diana Evans
'DEEPLY REWARDING AND WHOLLY UNFORGETTABLE' Bret Anthony Johnston
'CAPTIVATING AND WARM AND REAL' Janet Ellis 'ASTONISHINGLY MOVING' Joanna Hershon
'A TENDER BRUISE OF A NOVEL' Mary Paulson-Ellis
Maddy is sixteen. Deeply curious, wry and vivacious, she's poised at the outset of adulthood. She has loyal friends, a mother with whom she's unusually close, a father she's never met, devoted grandparents, and a crush on a boy named Jack. Maddy also has cancer.
Hungry for experience despite living in the shadow of illness, Maddy seeks out her first romantic relationship and tracks down her father, Antonio. She continually tests the depths and limits of her closeness with her mother, while Eve has to come to terms with the daughter she loves and only partly knows, in a world she can't control.
For fans of Celeste Ng, Jodi Picoult and Delia Owens's Where the Crawdads Sing, All the Water in the World is the story of a family doing its best when faced with the worst. Unforgettable and singularly moving, with voices that range from tender to funny, despairing to defiant, this novel is a poignant testimony to the transformative power of love, humour and hope.
'RANEY IS AN AUTHOR TO WATCH' Booklist
Optioned for film by Monumental Pictures/Lionsgate.
Publisher: John Murray Press
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 580 g
Dimensions: 236 x 158 x 36 mm
This tender bruise of a novel captures a mother and her teenage daughter in a heart-rending moment of change. Full of both joy and despair, its careful elegant prose dissects the tragedies of life and death with aplomb * Mary Paulson-Ellis, author of THE OTHER MRS WALKER *
Heartbreaking and heartwarming in equal measure. Unafraid to probe the complexities of parenthood and partnership, Raney is an author to watch * Booklist *
An exquisite tracing of the tangled lines of mother-daughter love, loss, and grief * Kirkus *
Beautiful, raw, bold, heartfelt, heartbreaking and brave just some of the words to describe this excellent book - one to watch for 2020. * CenSational Reads *
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“A poignant, heartfelt, insightful read.”
I was sent a copy of All the Water in the World by Karen Raney to read and review by NetGalley.
This is a poignant, heartfelt, insightful read. Full of tender moments and harsh realities this novel is really in a... More
“Beautifully understated and life-affirming”
All the Water in the World is a heart-wrenching and poignant story. Eve is mother to Maddy, who has been battling childhood cancer for some time. The story switches between the two perspectives and in this way, the... More
“Pulls at your heart strings”
A heartbreaking story of an unusually close mother and daughter. The story is told from both their points of view. They face some of the worst situations that anyone can face. It will touch your heart and make you... More
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