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  • A poignant story

    Woman
  • Deeply moving and empathetic ... very poignant and well-informed

    NB
  • Exquisitely written [with] terrific characterisation [that is] unforgettable

    Irish Examiner
  • Harriet Kline's This Shining Life captivated me because it's peopled with lovely and lovable characters who are all trying to solve the problem of grief. Ollie, at eleven-years old, sees this equation in the starkest terms, but his mother Ruth, Aunt Nessa, and grandparents are all struggling too, following the death of Ollie's dad, Rich. This beautiful book shows us that grief is not a problem to solve, but an expression of love, as we watch a family come together in the most heartwarming way.

    Ann Napolitano, New York Times bestselling author of Dear Edward
  • A 'Summer best new reads': the bittersweet story of a family coming together in grief.

    Waitrose Magazine

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