Sandwich (Hardback)
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Sandwich (Hardback)

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Hardback 240 Pages
Published: 06/06/2024
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A feelgood tribute to female friendship from the author of We All Want Impossible Things, Sandwich revolves around Rocky whose contented worldview begins to tip inexorably towards change on a family holiday.

'Oh, honey,' I say. 'I'm sorry. Don't worry about me! I'm totally good. I'm so, so happy to be here with you. This is how it is to love somebody. You tell them the truth. You lie a little. And sometimes you don't say anything at all.'

For the past two decades, Rocky has looked forward to her family’s yearly escape to Cape Cod. Their rustic beach-town rental has been the site of sweet memories, its quirky furniture and mismatched pots and pans greeted like old friends.

Now, sandwiched between her children who are adult enough to be fun but still young enough to need her, and her parents who are alive and healthy, Rocky wants to preserve this golden moment forever. This one precious week when everything is in balance; everything is in flux.

But every family has its secrets and hers is no exception. With her body in open revolt and surprises invading her peaceful haven, the perfectly balanced seesaw of Rocky’s life is tipping towards change…

Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9780857529923
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 351 g
Dimensions: 223 x 143 x 23 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Newman is truly a master of taking complex and chaotic human emotion and making sense of it ... wise and exquisitely written - Guardian

Newman’s second work of fiction confirms her as a writer with a sharp ear for dialogue, astute emotional insight, and an infectious sense of humour. A gem of a novel. - Observer

If you want to laugh out loud, tear up and rush to pull out a book in the 35 seconds between subway stops, this sweet, savory, tenderhearted Sandwich fits the bill, and goes down like (bread and) buttah. - New York Times

Sandwich is joy in book form. I laughed continuously, except for the parts that made me cry. Catherine Newman does a miraculous job reminding us of all the wonder there is to be found in life. - Ann Patchett, New York Times bestselling author of Tom Lake

Funny, wise, poignant and beautifully written - Nina Stibbe, author of Love, Nina

A piece of perfection… Family, love, secrets, a marriage that is ordinary, imperfect, sexy and beautiful… I laughed, I cried and I laughed some more… a wonderful book about how families love, disagree, fail one another - and endure. - Rachel Joyce, author of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

I adored this novel and am forcing it on everyone I know - Jenny Colgan, author of The Summer Skies

Catherine Newman is basically a national treasure at this point… so it’s not surprising that her new hilarious, deeply moving, gorgeously plotted, beautifully written, slyly subversive new novel, Sandwich, hit me like a ton of bricks…. a novel written from a place of wonder and love - Joanna Rakoff, NYT bestselling author of My Salinger Year

Engaging, frank, funny and moving and fearlessly explores middle age’s many challenges. In every sense the hot summer read. - Daily Mail

This will break your heart before putting it back together - Red

If you are after a book to pack on your next holiday, look no further. Here is a novel which will go down as easily as a chilled poolside drink ... Sandwich has such poignant things to say about family, marriage and parenting, while also casting a gorgeous light on those golden holiday days (even if you do spend most of the trip dragging sand around or looking for parking). A hilarious tonic of a book. - i Newspaper

Newman transitions with ease from moments of melancholy to observations which make you laugh out loud. A moving read which finds the joy in everyday life. - PA Media

Explores the compromises of a long marriage and the bittersweetness of children leaving home so beautifully - Good Housekeeping

This author has such an acute observation of relationships ... Catherine creates a real snapshot of families changing and growing - Prima

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“Perfection, yet again.”

Did I wait a single day before reading this? Nope, in fact I quite literally put aside the book I was a quarter of the way through so I could read it, knowing how much I would love it after We All Want Impossible... More

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“Numerous and Moving”

I loved this book. Told from the perspective of Rocky, a menopausal Mum it is both funny yet immensely touching. Beautifully written it tells the life of Rocky's family over one week in the summer where they go... More

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“Novel set on CAPE COD”

Rachel (known in her family as Rocky) is in her later mid life and arrives at the rustic, slightly delapidated house they rent every year on Cape Cod. She is with her husband and grown-up children, and later in the... More

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