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The Midnight Library (Paperback)

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Paperback 304 Pages / Published: 18/02/2021
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From the author of How to Stop Time and The Humans comes this poignant, unique novel about regret, hope and forgiveness - and a library that houses second chances.

Shortlisted for the British Book Awards Fiction Book of the Year 2021

Between life and death there is a library.

When Nora Seed finds herself in the Midnight Library, she has a chance to make things right. Up until now, her life has been full of misery and regret. She feels she has let everyone down, including herself. But things are about to change.

The books in the Midnight Library enable Nora to live as if she had done things differently. With the help of an old friend, she can now undo every one of her regrets as she tries to work out her perfect life. But things aren't always what she imagined they'd be, and soon her choices place the library and herself in extreme danger. Before time runs out, she must answer the ultimate question: what is the best way to live?

Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781786892737
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 224 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 17 mm
Edition: Main


MEDIA REVIEWS

'A beguiling read, filled with warmth and humour, and a vibrant celebration of the power of books to change lives' - The Sunday Times 

'An uplifting, poignant novel about regret, hope and second chances' - David Nicholls

'A beautiful fable, an It's a Wonderful Life for the modern age - impossibly timely when we are all stuck in a world we wish could be different' - Jodi Picoult

'A celebration of life's possibilities... A beautiful concept... Charming' - The Guardian 

'A rare and welcome light of hope and wisdom in the darkness' - Joanne Harris

'A wonderful story... Such a beautiful book to get lost in' - Zoe Ball, BBC Radio 2

'I can't describe how much his work means to me. So necessary... The king of empathy' - Jameela Jamil

'Warm and humorous' - The Times 

'A brilliant premise and great fun to have so many stories within one book' - The Daily Mail 

'Amazing and utterly beautiful, The Midnight Library is everything you'd expect from the genius storyteller who is Matt Haig' - Joanna Cannon

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“Incredibly uplifting”

Nora feels like she has nothing left to live for and takes an overdose. She awakes in a library where each book is a possible alternative life she could be living. As she experiences these lives she comes to realise... More

Hardback edition
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“A great big hug”

Being trapped indoors isn't so bad when this arrives in your letterbox! What a beautiful book, as expected.

This is a captivating and warm story of a young woman who is just done with living. She sees no place... More

Hardback edition
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“As beautiful as expected”

It’s not often you can lose yourself in a book for a day and get exactly what you want and need. This book does just that. It left me feeling calm and content. Haig addresses so many of our anxieties and regrets with... More

Hardback edition
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