Reviews

  • "Vivid, evocative, moving. I loved it"

    Claire Fuller
  • "

    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.

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

    Carys Bray