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Under the Same Stars: A beautiful and moving tale of sisterhood and wilderness

Alexandra Heminsley

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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

The stunning, emotional debut novel from Sunday Times-bestselling author, journalist and broadcaster Alexandra Heminsley sees two half-sisters who have never met before battling to survive a year on a remote, dangerous but beautiful Norwegian island.

'Beautifully written, with such heart. Not only did it make me cry, it made me see the world in a different way'
JOANNA CANNON Find escape with the beautiful, moving literary debut from Sunday Times-bestselling author Alexandra Heminsley, a stunning story of sisterhood and wilderness.

Clara Seymour is trying to find her feet in London, living away from home for the first time. Brought up by her domineering mother, treasuring time any time with her adoring father, Clara's world is brought to a standstill when her dad abruptly dies.

Then, a mystery comes to light in a letter from him.

I am sure you are aware that before I met your mother I had a previous marriage. But what we never discussed is that we had a daughter.

So begins a journey of discovery that takes Clara to remote Norway and a landscape as brutal as it is bewitching, a voyage fraught with personal and emotional danger to reveal who her father really was - and find the sister she's never met.

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Praise for Under the Same Stars: A beautiful and moving tale of sisterhood and wilderness

  • A treatise on empathy and grace in extraordinary circumstances - Jojo Moyes (on Some Body to Love)

  • Insightful and wise, generous and kind - David Nicholls (on Some Body to Love)

  • Soaringly beautiful - Sunday Times (on Leap In)

  • Remarkable - Observer (on Leap In)

  • If you've ever wept, "Why Do I Want To Run?" your answer is here - Caitlin Moran (on Running Like a Girl)

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