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. `Moving, engrossing and richly drawn, this is storytelling in its purest form ... mesmerising' Amanda Jennings `An amazing story of hope and survival ... a love letter to the power of books and stories' Nick Quantrill`Two family stories of loss and redemption intertwine in a painfully beautiful narrative.
This book grabbed me right around my heart and didn't let go' Cassandra Parkin`Louise Beech is a natural born storyteller and this is a wonderful story' Russ Litten`Beautifully written, intelligent and moving, this book will stay with you long after you reach the end' Ruth Dugdall
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 350 pages
- Publisher: Orenda Books
- Publication Date: 17/09/2015
- Category: Thriller / suspense
- ISBN: 9781910633199
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