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Do Not Feed the Bear

by Rachel Elliott

Do Not Feed the Bear Synopsis

A life-affirming novel of love, loss and letting go - for readers of ELEANOR OLIPHANT, THE TROUBLE WITH GOATS AND SHEEP and WHEN GOD WAS A RABBIT On her forty-seventh birthday, Sydney Smith stands on a rooftop and prepares to jump... Sydney is a cartoonist and freerunner. Feet constantly twitching, always teetering on the edge of life, she's never come to terms with the event that ripped her family apart when she was ten years old. And so, on a birthday that she doesn't want to celebrate, she returns alone to St Ives to face up to her guilt and grief. It's a trip that turns out to be life-changing - and not only for herself. DO NOT FEED THE BEAR is a book about lives not yet lived, about the kindness of others and about how, when our worlds stop, we find a way to keep on moving.

Do Not Feed the Bear Press Reviews

Beautifully written, Elliott's unique, mesmerising voice effortlessly draws you in * Woman & Home * Utterly uplifting and a warm reminder that people are here to help * Stylist * A moving and gently humorous portrait of loss, grief and finding a way through...Wonderfully redemptive -- Sarah Haywood, author of THE CACTUS [An] ingenious, funny novel... Sad, wise and upbeat by turns' * Daily Mail * There is love and pain and such humour. The author is a psychotherapist with the key to the human heart * Saga * A beautifully poignant tale about loss, love, compassion, and being kind to people whose stories and struggles - in the past and present - are overlooked * Culturefly * An uplifting and heart-warming tale about love, loss and moving on, and the importance of being kind to each other - and ourselves * Heat * A perfect read for fans of ELEANOR OLIPHANT and THE TROUBLE WITH GOATS AND SHEEP * Woman's Way * I was delighted and surprised by this textured, fascinating and most moving book * Chris Ware *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781472259431
Publication date: 8th August 2019
Author: Rachel Elliott
Publisher: Tinder Press an imprint of Headline Publishing Group
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 352 pages
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Rachel Elliott

Rachel Elliott is the author of WHISPERS THROUGH A MEGAPHONE (Pushkin Press), long-listed for the Bailey's Women's Prize in 2016 and DO NOT FEED THE BEAR (2019, Tinder Press). She is also a psychotherapist.

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