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The Bright Side by Cathrin Bradbury

The Bright Side

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The Bright Side by Cathrin Bradbury
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Mar 02, 2021 | ISBN 9780735239388

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“It is rare for a memoir to be very funny and unwaveringly honest. But Cathrin Bradbury’s The Bright Side is brilliantly both. You could (quite correctly) call The Bright Side charming—but only if you also point out that it is smart, beautifully written, and mercilessly clear-eyed on the subject of what time has in store for us all.”
—David Macfarlane, author of Likeness

“Anyone who has had their life completely gutted and rewired will adore this family story. Bradbury’s dark humour and gloriously upbeat voice makes it the perfect antidote to a tough year. I loved it!”
—Plum Johnson, author of They Left Us Everything

“Cathrin Bradbury excavates the moments that have shaped her and mattered most in this short, bittersweet life with both tenderness and humour, not to mention razor-sharp prose. The Bright Side is about knowing when to let go and what to hold on to, and provides a poignant reminder that no matter how complicated our pasts are, the future feels full of adventure—and light.”
—Jessica Allen, correspondent of The Social

“One of the miracles of this funny and poignant book is that Bradbury makes growing up along the Niagara Escarpment sound as enchanting as Paris. And in this era of fractured relationships, The Bright Side‘s magnificent depiction of her parents’ steady love for one another will touch hearts. The Irish-Catholic father, in particular, with his shined shoes and incessant cheerfulness, was wonderfully drawn. Not a wasted word—I loved it.” 
—Catherine Gildiner, author of Good Morning, Monster and Too Close to the Falls

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