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The Paradise Guest House by Ellen Sussman
  

The Paradise Guest House

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April 2013 Book of the Month.

Romance, mystery and self-discovery are all in this poignant novel of one woman’s journey to Bali in search of closure and emotional healing after being involved in the infamous nightclub bombings of 2003. We think it’s perfect for fan’s of Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love or Alex Garland’s The Beach.

If you like Ellen Sussman you might also like to read books by Julia Stagg, Karen Swan and Lucy Dillon.

Synopsis

The Paradise Guest House by Ellen Sussman

It starts as a trip to paradise. Sent on assignment to Bali, Jamie, an adventure guide, imagines spending weeks exploring the island's lush jungles and pristine white sand beaches. Yet three days after her arrival, she is caught in Bali's infamous nightclub bombings, which irreparably change her life and leave her with many unanswered questions. One year later, haunted by memories, Jamie returns to Bali seeking a sense of closure. Most of all, she hopes to find Gabe, the man who saved her from the attacks. She hasn't been able to forget his kindness - or the spark between them as he helped her heal. Checking into a cosy guest house for her stay, Jamie meets the kindly owner, who is coping with a painful past of his own, and a young boy who improbably becomes crucial to her search. Jamie has never shied away from a challenge, but a second chance with Gabe presents her with the biggest dilemma of all: whether she's ready to open her heart.

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'A wonderfully warm and sexy book ...we loved it!' Bella

'A delightful novel, full of joie de vivre.' Woman and Home

About the Author

Ellen Sussman

Ellen Sussman is the author of On a Night Like This, which was a San Francisco Chronicle Best-Seller and is also the editor of two anthologies, Dirty Words: A Literary Encyclopedia Of Sex and Bad Girls: 26 Writers Misbehave, which was a New York Times Editors Choice and a San Francisco Chronicle Best-Seller. Ellen was named a San Francisco Library Laureate in 2004 and 2009. She has two daughters and lives with her husband in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Book Info

Publication date

21st March 2013

Author

Ellen Sussman

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Publisher

Canvas an imprint of Constable and Robinson

Format

Paperback
272 pages

Categories

Relationship Stories
Books of the Month
Family Drama
Literary Fiction
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9781472102249

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