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The Way Back to Us: The book about the power of love and family

Kay Langdale

4 Reviews

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England, 21st century, Prose: non-fiction, Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

Perfect for readers of Adele Parks and Maggie O'Farrell, The Way Back to Us is a powerful, heart-breaking novel about modern life and all its challenges.

'I am a mess of tears on the train. Can't remember the last time a book broke my heart so much...' (Lucy Dillon on Away from You) Perfect for fans of Adele Parks and Maggie O'Farrell.

Since their youngest son, Teddy, was diagnosed with a life-defining illness, Anna has been fighting: against the friends who don't know how to help; against the team assigned to Teddy's care who constantly watch over Anna's parenting; and against the impulse to put Teddy above all else - including his older brother, the watchful, sensitive Isaac.

And now Anna can't seem to stop fighting against her husband, the one person who should be able to understand, but who somehow manages to carry on when Anna feels like she is suffocating under the weight of all the things that Teddy will never be able to do.

As Anna helplessly pushes Tom away, he can't help but feel the absence of the simple familiarity that should come so easily, and must face the question: is it worse to stay in an unhappy marriage, or leave?

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Praise for The Way Back to Us: The book about the power of love and family

  • A beautiful and insightful writer . . . I loved this book so much . . . I savoured every word of it. - newbooksmag

  • Reading it on the train I had to fight not to sob in public . . . Langdale is a wonderful writer - Daily Mail on AWAY FROM YOU

  • Langdale's psychological intelligence informs every angle of a thoroughly contemporary tragedy. - The Times on AWAY FROM YOU

  • I am a mess of tears on the train. Can't remember the last time a book broke my heart so much . . . - Lucy Dillon, author of A HUNDRED PIECES OF ME on AWAY FROM YOU

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Kay Langdale

Kay Langdale is the author of five novels: Away From You, Choose Me, Her Giant Octopus Moment, What the Heart Knows (Rowohlt, Germany) and Redemption (Transita; published as If Not Love by Thomas Dunne Books.) Visit Kay's website at www.kaylangdale.com. Follow her on Twitter: @KayLangdale.

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