The Summer of Impossible Things (Hardback)Rowan Coleman (author)
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Watching my mother’s face for the first time since the night she died, I am altered. I am unravelled and undone – in one instant becoming a stranger in my own skin.
If you could change the past, would you?
How far would you go to save the person you love?
Devastated by her mother’s suicide, Luna is in New York dealing with her mother’s estate when something impossible happens. She finds herself in 1977 and about to witness a week in her mother’s life that would change it forever.
Luna is about to do everything she can to save her mother's life. Even if it means sacrificing her own.
'Prepare to lose your heart...' – Lisa Jewell
'A lovely, magical, time-bending read...' – Matt Haig
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 575 g
Dimensions: 222 x 144 x 38 mm
An emotional, uplifting page-turner that highlights the questions we so often ask ourselves. One of the great reads of the summer * Stylist *
A truly wonderful and magical story. I absolutely loved it - a gorgeous book. -- Milly Johnson * Sunday Times bestselling author of The Queen of Wishful Thinking *
An emotional roller coaster that will floor you with its depth and believability * Fabulous Magazine, The Sun *
A gorgeous, rapturous novel, intensely atmospheric...a beautiful and heart-wrenching story of a daughter's love for her mother. Like all Rowan's novels, it's life-affirming and shows the best of what humans can be; I felt that the world was a better place when I put it down. As a novel about impossible things, it made me think that anything was possible. -- Julie Cohen * bestselling author of Together *
The Time Traveler's Wife meets Sophie's Choice... wonderfully atmospheric... Perfect summer reading, be it on a sunlounger or sofa. * The Pool *
Beautiful...well-written...I got goosebumps -- Alex Jones, on The Zoe Ball Book CLub
A tear-jerking, time travelling epic... * Red Magazine *
Portrayed 1977 so brilliantly...it would make an amazing movie -- Zoe Ball, on The Zoe Ball Book Club
An absolute triumph...loved it. So clever...such a brilliant writer -- Jill Mansell * bestselling author of This Could Change Everything *
A book that defies reality and makes your heart sing...Rowan Coleman is one of those writers I will follow anywhere. I know however unlikely the story she will never lead me astray. -- Katie Fforde * Sunday Times bestselling author of A Secret Garden *
hugely inventive and evocative...achingly romantic * Heat Magazine *
Smartly crafted and sumptuously written * Sunday Mirror *
exhilarating, thought-provoking novel about family, grief and redemption -- Fanny Blake * Sunday Express S Magazine *
a lovely, magical, time-bending read...There is a lovely smooth glow to the writing * Matt Haig *
one of my favourite writers * Cara Delevingne *
an irresistible page-turner... the depiction of love seemed the most real * Stylist Magazine *
Smartly crafted, sumptuously written, a glorious time travelling adventure * Sunday People *
Spine-tinglingly beautiful. Prepare to lose your heart * Lisa Jewell *
gorgeous, glowing, heartbreaking and wonderful - Rowan's best novel to date * Jenny Colgan *
An epic, exhilarating story of bravery and redemption, where love transcends time and the impossible might just happen. Stupendous - I loved it. * Lucy Diamond *
magical, wonderful and beautifully written * Trisha Ashley *
one of those captivating novels that simultaneously puts you under a spell as a reader while making you deeply, deeply envious as a writer! I've always loved Rowan's writing, and it's immediately obvious that this is something magical and new, yet with all her trademark heart. * Lucy Dillon *
Coleman is such a beautiful writer. The Summer of Impossible Things is an emotional, intelligent, beautifully structured novel * Alex Marwood *
Totally charmed and moved by Rowan Coleman's The Summer of Impossible Things, a girls' own Back to the Future story set in New York * Amanda Craig *
So clever, warm, affecting - and so refreshing to read of a daughter's love for her mother * Sarah Vaughan *
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“An emotional, smart and thoughtful read”
This is a really special book; it's one that made me think and made me cry, ultimately leaving me pondering the story after I'd finished it.
From the brilliant characters - hugely likable Luna and sister,... More
Absolutely outstanding - this was a joy to read, even when it made me cry!!
I shall be recommending this to everyone, it's a beautiful story about the lengths people will go to to save the ones they love.
“ beautiful. beautiful book. Perfect for summer reading.”
This is an outstanding read. A beautiful, beautiful book. Not, I hasten to add, strictly speaking a crime book (which I mostly review) – though it does have a crime at the heart of it. Rather it is a magical piece of... More
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