Space Hopper

by Helen Fisher

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LoveReading Expert Review of Space Hopper

Chosen as a LoveReading Star Book, this emotional yet joyous tale travels through time to the 1970’s.

Slip into this beautifully simple yet profound novel and explore love, relationships, regret and second chances while travelling through time to the 1970’s. Faye’s mother died when she was a child, 30 years later and she is able to return to her mother’s side, will she take the chance? The time-travel aspect feels utterly plausible so I suggest that you suspend thoughts of reality and just let yourself go. It’s just so easy to fall into this novel, debut author Helen Fisher encourages a connection to form as Faye tells her own story. I wanted to reach out, be a voice of reason, yet I remained by Faye’s side as I read her tale, soaking it up until I felt as though it was a part of me. I explored loss and grief, love and hope, and oh how I hoped. Emotional, yet heartwarming, sharply realistic yet joyously magical, Space Hopper really is a gorgeous tale that I can highly recommendand have chosen as a Liz Pick of the Month and LoveReading Star Book..

Liz Robinson

Space Hopper Synopsis

This is a story about taking a leap of faith

And believing the unbelievable

They say those we love never truly leave us, and I've found that to be true. But not in the way you might expect. In fact, none of this is what you'd expect.

I've been visiting my mother who died when I was eight.

And I'm talking about flesh and blood, tea-and-biscuits-on-the-table visiting here.

Right now, you probably think I'm going mad.

Let me explain...

Although Faye is happy with her life, the loss of her mother as a child weighs on her mind even more now that she is a mother herself. So she is amazed when, in an extraordinary turn of events, she finds herself back in her childhood home in the 1970s. Faced with the chance to finally seek answers to her questions - but away from her own family - how much is she willing to give up for another moment with her mother?

For fans of The Time Traveler's Wife comes an original and heartwarming story about bittersweet memories, how the past shapes the future, and a love so strong it makes you do things that are slightly bonkers.

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Helen Fisher Press Reviews

'I really enjoyed Space Hopper. It's such an unusual, intriguing novel... beautiful.'

Marian Keyes, author of Grown Ups 'Enchanting... Fisher's achingly authentic characters leap off the page and capture readers' hearts. This addictive, emotionally heavy page-turner marks a delightful spin on the time travel genre.'

Publishers Weekly 'A warm, witty, wholehearted glimpse inside a parallel universe. Genuine and touching... a delight.'

Booklist 'A lovely, deeply moving story of loss and love and memory made real. The sort of book that makes you feel the tenderness of joy restored, and the tearing pain of a choice between the two halves of your heart.'

Diana Gabaldon, author of Outlander 'A magical story of love, loss and the ways that grief changes us forever. I stayed up all night turning pages until I reached its riveting surprise ending. This is a brave and powerful novel that asks big questions about time, memory and whether those we love ever truly leave us. It will touch your heart in these difficult times.'

Margo Rabb, author of Kissing in America and Cures for Heartbreak

Other editions of this book

ISBN: 9781471188695
Publication date: 17/03/2022
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781471188664
Publication date: 04/02/2021
Format: Hardback

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About Helen Fisher

Helen Fisher spent her early life in America, but grew up mainly in Suffolk where she now lives with her two children. She studied Psychology at Westminster University and Ergonomics at UCL and worked as a senior evaluator in research at the RNIB. She is now a full-time author.Space Hopper is her first novel. She is currently working on her second novel.

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