The Possible World (Hardback)
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The Possible World (Hardback)

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Hardback 368 Pages / Published: 12/07/2018
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'Every now and then I come across a book I wish I'd written. The Possible World is one of those... A gorgeously wrought exploration of who gets to tell the story of our lives, and who gets to inhabit that story with us' Jodi Picoult Ben is the sole survivor of a crime that claims his mother and countless others. He is just six years old, and already he must find a new place for himself in the world. Lucy, the doctor who tends to Ben, is grappling with a personal upheaval of her own. She feels a profound connection to the little boy who has lived through the unthinkable. Will recovering his memory heal him, or damage him further? Clare has long believed that the lifetime of secrets she's been keeping don't matter to anyone anymore, until an unexpected encounter prompts her to tell her story. As they each struggle to confront the events - past and present - that have defined their lives, something stronger than fate is working to bring them together...

Publisher: Cornerstone
ISBN: 9781786331182
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 625 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 33 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"The Possible World doesn't shrink from grimness and is as grippy as any crime novel yet is ultimately joyful and optimistic." -- Anne Marie Scanlon * The Irish Independent *
"In hauntingly beautiful prose, Schwarz weaves a complicated story that spans nearly a century, from the Great Depression until the present day... Full of imagination and nostalgia, loss and redemption." * Kirkus Review *
"Compelling storytelling" * The Mail on Sunday *
"This beautiful story of loss and memory by Liese O'Halloran Schwarz is a joy." * Good Housekeeping *
"Full of big questions" * The Observer *

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“An absolute delight”

This book hooked me from the start when the seemingly innocuous children's birthday party that ends so horribly, horribly wrong sparks off the story that links the characters of Ben/Leo, Clare and Lucy. The book... More

Hardback edition
29th August 2018
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“Completely captivating”

A beautifully written, captivating tale told through the eyes of three very different people. I was totally transfixed by this book, and couldn't bear to put it down. The characters of Clare, Lucy and Ben were... More

Hardback edition
26th August 2018
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“How memories travel”

This is a story with a difference.

I am calling it fantasy as it makes an assumption about how souls and their memories can be transferred from one person to anotehr after death.

At first I found  it tricky to... More

Hardback edition
1 similar book recommended
14th August 2018
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