Saving Missy (Paperback)Beth Morrey (author)
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Perfect reading for fans of Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, Morrey’s luminous debut presents one of the year’s most memorable central characters in a story of heartache, pathos and ultimate redemption. Brimming with compassion and generosity of spirit, Saving Missy is a gentle, tender dissection of love, loneliness and the power of turning your life around.
Prickly. Stubborn. Terribly lonely.
But everyone deserves a second chance...
Are you ready to meet Missy Carmichael?
Missy Carmichael's life has become small.
Grieving for a family she has lost or lost touch with, she's haunted by the echoes of her footsteps in her empty home; the sound of the radio in the dark; the tick-tick-tick of the watching clock.
Spiky and defensive, Missy knows that her loneliness is all her own fault. She deserves no more than this; not after what she's done. But a chance encounter in the park with two very different women opens the door to something new.
Another life beckons for Missy, if only she can be brave enough to grasp the opportunity. But seventy-nine is too late for a second chance. Isn't it?
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 270 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 24 mm
'A touching, deftly written debut that celebrates community and kindness' - The Sunday Times
'Bittersweet, tender, thoughtful and uplifting. Reminds you that everyone deserves a second chance. I loved it' - Nina Stibbe
'A beautiful story about love, loss, guilt and the power of friendship' - Jill Mansell
'The most beautiful and moving book I've read in a long time' - Emma Flint
'A generous-hearted story showing the transformative power of friendship and community ... A fabulously enjoyable book' - Sarah Haywood, author of The Cactus
'A heartwarming tale of sacrifice, courage and reward - a hymn to the power of basic human kindness' - Rosie Walsh, author of The Man Who Didn't Call
'A soulful, refreshing and tender book, written with grace, humour and empathy' - Stephanie Butland, author of Lost for Words
'Moving but not sentimental ... [a character] as complex, frustrating, vulnerable and surprising as any I've met in print' - Eleanor Wasserberg, author of Foxlowe
'A book for our times: a heartfelt reminder of the affirmative joy of not just being kind to others, but also to yourself' - Piers Torday The Lost Magician
'An exquisitely written and uplifting novel about the power and importance of human connection. A book to hold close to your chest when you've finished and feel comforted, warmed and inspired' - Katy Regan, author of Little Big Love
'A joyful, tender, life affirming STUNNER of a book' - Cressida McLaughlin, author of The Cornish Cream Tea Bus
'For everyone with an Eleanor Oliphant-shaped hole in their heart, this is the book to fill it' - Eithne Shortall, author of Grace After Henry
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