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  • Coming Up For Air confirms Sarah Leipciger as a major talent. A meditation on mortality and our will to survive and save, it's really bold in its weaving of three ingeniously linked storylines and rich in sensuous detail and vivid characterisation. I can't wait for her next.

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

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

    Carys Bray
  • Exceptional skill... exquisite descriptions... Fact and fiction flow together like two rivers conjoining and making together for the sea... a beautiful novel of compassion...

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

  • Hauntingly melancholic and richly detailed

    Scottish Herald.

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