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Maddy is sixteen. She has loyal friends, a mother with whom she's unusually close, a father she's never met, devoted grandparents, and a crush on a boy named Jack. Maddy is also dying.
Told alternately by Maddy and her mother, Eve, All the Water in the World is a heart-breaking story of a family doing its best when faced with the worst, and a poignant testimony to the transformative power of love.
Beautiful, raw, bold, heartfelt, heartbreaking and brave just some of the words to describe this excellent book - one to watch for 2020. - CenSational Reads
An exquisite tracing of the tangled lines of mother-daughter love, loss, and grief - Kirkus
Heartbreaking and heartwarming in equal measure. Unafraid to probe the complexities of parenthood and partnership, Raney is an author to watch - Booklist
This tender bruise of a novel captures a mother and her teenage daughter in a heart-rending moment of change. Full of both joy and despair, its careful elegant prose dissects the tragedies of life and death with aplomb - Mary Paulson-Ellis, author of THE OTHER MRS WALKER
Very moving, a warm and compassionate novel with two arresting voices - Diana Evans, author of ORDINARY PEOPLE
'DEEPLY REWARDING AND WHOLLY UNFORGETTABLE' Bret Anthony Johnston
'CAPTIVATING AND WARM AND REAL' Janet Ellis 'ASTONISHINGLY MOVING' Joanna Hershon
'A TENDER BRUISE OF A NOVEL' Mary Paulson-Ellis
Publication date: 10/12/2020
Publisher: Two Roads an imprint of John Murray Press
|Publication date:||10th December 2020|
|Publisher:||Two Roads an imprint of John Murray Press|
|Genres:||Literary Fiction, Relationship Stories,|
|Categories:||Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),|
KAREN RANEY recently gained an MA in Creative Writing from Goldsmiths with a Distinction and was awarded the 2017 Pat Kavanagh Prize for All the Water in the World, when the novel was still a work-in-progress. Born in Schenectady, New York, Raney attended Oberlin College, graduated from Duke University, and worked as a nurse before moving to London to study art. She lives in London with her husband and daughter, and teaches at the University of East London.More About Karen Raney