No catches, no fine print just unadulterated book loving, with your favourite books saved to your own digital bookshelf.
New members get entered into our monthly draw to win £100 to spend in your local bookshop Plus lots lots more…Find out more
An exquisitely written and beautifully emotional novel that will remain in my heart and thoughts. Edward survives a plane crash in which every other person, including his parents and brother, die. As the only survivor he becomes the lodestone for the relatives of the other passengers. Ann Napolitano writes with huge compassion as she explores overwhelming grief, and the tragedy is sensitively and skilfully handled. Knowing what is coming, in no way prepares you for the journey. Two time frames travel together, the first immediately leading up to the crash, the second as Edward learns how to survive the aftermath. Scattered within are smaller, intense, briefly short stories that added to, and intertwined with the overall tale. I was allowed to find my own way, to consider and contemplate as I walked alongside Edward. I felt the most profound heartache and joy as I sank into the lives of the passengers, not only incredibly thoughtful, it is also a thought-provoking read. Dear Edward has been chosen as one of our LoveReading Star Books, it is a must-read and truly deserves to be a huge success.
A transcendent coming-of-age story about the ways a broken heart learns to love again.
One summer morning, a flight takes off from New York to Los Angeles: there are 192 people aboard. When the plane suddenly crashes, twelve-year-old Edward Adler is the sole survivor.
In the aftermath, Edward struggles to make sense of his grief, sudden fame and find his place in a world without his family. But then Edward and his neighbour Shay make a startling discovery; hidden in his uncle's garage are letters from the relatives of other passengers - all addressed him.
Following the passengers' final hours and Edward's unique coming-of-age, Dear Edward asks one of life's most profound questions:
What does it mean not just to survive, but to truly live?
Closing date: 30/06/2021
Stunning, life-affirming - Vogue
Dear Edward made me think, nod in recognition, care about its characters, and cry, and you can't ask more of a novel than that -- Emma Donoghue
Wonderful... a beautifully written coming-of-age story -- Nina Stibbe
Gripping... a captivating novel about loss, love and growing up -- Rosamund Lupton
A very moving and emotional read -- Anne Tyler
That rare book that breaks your heart and stitches it back together . . . Don't miss this one -- Jodi Picoult
Outstanding, beautifully written, a compulsive read -- John Boyne
A powerful book about living a meaningful life during the most difficult of times - New York Times
Publication date: 04/02/2021
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publication date: 20/02/2020
Publisher: Viking Books, an imprint of Penguin
|Publication date:||4th February 2021|
|Publisher:||Penguin Books Ltd|
|Genres:||Family Drama, Modern and Contemporary Fiction, Relationship Stories, Star Books,|
|Collections:||50+ Emotionally Turbulent yet Beautiful Novels,|
|Categories:||Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),|
Ann Napolitano is the author of the novels A Good Hard Look and Within Arm's Reach. She is also the Assistant Editor of One Story literary magazine. She received an MFA from New York University; she has taught fiction writing for Brooklyn College's MFA program, New York University's School of Continuing and Professional Studies and for Gotham Writers' Workshop. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children.More About Ann Napolitano