Reviews

  • A stunning, stirring story told with exceptional skill and rare beauty.

    TERRI WHITE
  • Sarah Leipciger is a novelist of wild landscapes, of rivers and coasts and forest. She captures the nature of solitude and stillness in a way that no other writer does. THE MOUNTAIN CAN WAIT was a wonder. COMING UP FOR AIR expands her range even further, exploring that eerie shoreline where land and ocean meet, where breathing becomes drowning, and life teeters on the very edge.

    Mark Haddon
  • From the first page, I was gripped not only by the scale of the narrative but the sheer fierce beauty of the writing. Here is a novel that dares to cross the boundaries of time, the elements, life and death, and does so with the twists and hooks and magic of a consummate story teller.

    Rachel Joyce
  • An extraordinary, three-century braid of air and water: the way we float, the way we drown, the way we surface again against the odds.

    Francis Spufford
  • Vivid, evocative, moving. I loved it

    Claire Fuller
  • Dazzling . . . A stunning interwoven story of three threads set in different times and countries . . . I savoured every word of its beautiful prose.

    Prima
  • Spellbinding and beautifully written . . . an extraordinary novel. I can’t wait to read what Leipciger writes next.

    Carys Bray
  • Leipciger writes with great compassion and precision, her language is an exquisite mix of muscle and grace

    Michèle Forbes
  • Writing to sink into. Just stunning.

    Wyl Menmuir
  • Gripping from the first page.

    Katy Khan

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