The Dead Wife's Handbook: A Novel (Paperback)
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The Dead Wife's Handbook: A Novel (Paperback)

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Paperback 432 Pages / Published: 31/08/2017
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"Today is my death anniversary. A year ago today I was still alive."

Rachel, Max, and their daughter Ellie had the perfect life--until the night Rachel's heart stopped beating. She was thirty-six.

Just as her family can't forget her, Rachel can't quite let go of them either. Caught in a place between worlds, Rachel watches helplessly as she begins to fade from their lives.

This fresh debut novel touches on the various stages of bereavement, from denial to acceptance. As Max and Ellie work through their grief, Rachel too struggles to come to terms with her death. And as her husband starts to date again, Rachel realizes that one day Max will find love, and that Ellie will have a new mother figure in her life.

The Dead Wife's Handbook is a heartwarming and touching book, very commercial in its approach and a compelling read. It will touch a wide readership, and is a perfect read for fans of the bestseller The Lovely Bones.

Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade, Yucca, and Good Books imprints, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in fiction--novels, novellas, political and medical thrillers, comedy, satire, historical fiction, romance, erotic and love stories, mystery, classic literature, folklore and mythology, literary classics including Shakespeare, Dumas, Wilde, Cather, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
ISBN: 9781628727906
Number of pages: 432
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"An intriguing tale of love after death and an insightful look at the bereavement process from both sides of the grave . . . This is a touching, honest story of death." --Kirkus

"Beautifully written and full of love." --Fern Britton, television presenter for ITV and BBC

"With the pathos of Alice Sebold's The Lovely Bones, the heart of Cecelia Ahern's PS, I Love You, and a profundity and bitter beauty all of its own, The Dead Wife's Handbook is an astonishing triumph." --We Love This Book (The Bookseller)

"A moving and intriguing debut novel." --Fabulous Magazine (The Sun)

"Painfully poignant." --Good Housekeeping

"Much to enjoy about this book." --Sunday Mirror

"A lovely, sad and heart-breaking story that hits you on subtle levels provoking big reactions, deep thoughts and emotions. A fantastic debut novel."--alwaysreading.net

"It has the potential to change your life." --Erin's Choice Book Blog

"The Dead Wife's Handbook is filled with emotion, raw and real, which will no doubt be the tearjerker of the year."--I Heart ChickLit

"So many times I have heard people talk about how a book has changed their life and just thought 'that's ridiculous' but now I truly understand that saying."--Victoria Loves Books

"One of the most beautiful portrayals of grief I will probably ever read."--ChickLit Reviews and News

"A compelling and beautifully written account of . . . the grieving process. An emotional and yet uplifting read." --My Reading Corner

"It is certainly an emotional journey, but one that is so adeptly delivered, that makes you feel more alive and grateful for having experienced it." --ChickLit Club

"If this story doesn't pierce your heart and leave you looking at your nearest and dearest in sheer wonderment then, I'm sorry, but you have failed to appreciate the depth of emotion contained within its pages." --Best ChickLit.com

"A tale of grief told from a unique perspective, beautifully written, heartfelt and impassioned, this one will have you reaching for the tissues - some of those tears will be happy ones." --Liz Loves Books

"The Dead Wife's Handbook is one of the best and most original books I've ever read. It's deep, emotional and thought-provoking." --This Chick Reads

"The Dead Wife's Handbook is a captivating story that will take you on an emotional journey." --Reading in the Sunshine

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“Realistic yet uplifting”

Review: I think the blurb of this book captures what is inside it more than anything else I've read recently. I was so worried that this novel was going to upset me and make me sad about the thought of losing my... More

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“easy read”

This is the story of the sudden, untimely demise of Rachel from a fatal cardiac arrhythmia, the journey through grief that Rachel and her family must take. This is a unique story with an interesting concept of a... More

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KarenD

“Excellent debut”

We know from the very first page that Rachel has died unexpectedly, after a celebratory evening out with her husband Max, and is now completely alone, somewhere in the afterworld. Every so often she is briefly granted... More

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