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The Life You Want

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Sarah Broadhurst's view...

Another good read from Emily Barr with a lot of insight into human suffering and how the experiences that our heroine Tasy has in India make her re-evaluate her life as she learns to know herself. It’s astute and reintroduces us to the girl of her first book, Backpack, some ten years later.

Comparison: Sophie Cunningham (Geography), Adele Parks, India Knight.

If you like Emily Barr you might also like to read books by Belinda Jones, Will Rhode and Cecilia Samartin.

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The Life You Want by Emily Barr

'I think I'm having a nervous breakdown, and no-one's noticed'

Ever wished you could just leave it all behind again? Emily Barr's unputdownable new novel is about a mother of two with a seemingly perfect life who's cracking up and longing to get away from it all. But when she finally gets to go away, to India, things are far from what she expects...She has to go away to come home to what she loves again.

About the Author

Emily Barr

Emily Barr worked as a journalist in London but always hankered after a quiet room and a book to write. She went travelling for a year, which gave her an idea for a novel set in the world of backpackers in Asia. This became Backpack, an adult thriller which won the WH Smith New Talent Award, and she has since written eleven more adult novels published in the UK and around the world.

The One Memory of Flora Banks is her first novel for young adults. She lives in Cornwall with her partner and their children.

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Publication date

17th September 2009

Author

Emily Barr

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Publisher

Headline Publishing Group

Format

Paperback
416 pages

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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780755335602

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