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All the Water in the World

by Karen Raney

Literary Fiction Relationship Stories

All the Water in the World Synopsis

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.

All the Water in the World Press Reviews

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





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ISBN: 9781473694927
Publication date: 10/12/2020
Publisher: Two Roads an imprint of John Murray Press
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781473694927
Publication date: 10th December 2020
Author: Karen Raney
Publisher: Two Roads an imprint of John Murray Press
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 384 pages
Genres: Literary Fiction, Relationship Stories,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Karen Raney

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.

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