How to be Brave Paperback
by Louise Beech
All the stories died that morning - until we found the one we'd always known. When nine-year-old Rose is diagnosed with a life-threatening illness, Natalie must use her imagination to keep her daughter alive.
They begin dreaming about and seeing a man in a brown suit who feels hauntingly familiar, a man who has something for them.
Through the magic of storytelling, Natalie and Rose are transported to the Atlantic Ocean in 1943, to a lifeboat, where an ancestor survived for fifty days before being rescued.
Poignant, beautifully written and tenderly told, How To Be Brave weaves together the contemporary story of a mother battling to save her child's life with an extraordinary true account of bravery and a fight for survival in the Second World War.
A simply unforgettable debut that celebrates the power of words, the redemptive energy of a mother's love - and what it really means to be brave.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 350 pages
- Publisher: Orenda Books
- Publication Date: 17/09/2015
- Category: Thriller / suspense
- ISBN: 9781910633199