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Maureen by Rachel Joyce
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Feb 07, 2023 | ISBN 9780593446423

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“Rachel Joyce has a genius for creating the most damaged and difficult characters and making us care deeply about their redemption. Maureen is a powerful finale to her classic trilogy of heartbreak and healing.”—Clare Chambers, author of Small Pleasures

“Maureen is so beautifully and unflinchingly portrayed—a complex contradiction of brittle and prickly with an underbelly of fragility and fear. Her journey is compelling and profoundly moving and leaves the reader feeling fully satisfied and just a little lighter.”—Ruth Hogan, author of Madame Burova and The Keeper of Lost Things

“Rachel Joyce is deeply attuned to the complex rhythms of life and love, and she sublimates this understanding  into an unforgettable story. I’ll never forget this wonderful novel or the sunny, slightly teary day I spent reading it.”—Donal Ryan, author of The Queen of Dirt Island and Strange Flowers

“Beautifully written and endlessly touching, Rachel Joyce once again captures what it means to be human in the final book of her wonderful trilogy.”—Phaedra Patrick, author of The Book Share and The Library of Lost and Found

“This book is short but very special. As fans of Rachel Joyce might expect, it’s funny, touching, and quite beautiful. It’s also packed with wisdom about love and loss—and is sure to provide comfort to anyone who’s known grief.”—Matt Cain, author of The Secret Life of Albert Entwistle

“In this slender, lyrical novel, Rachel Joyce offers a story as epic and encompassing as that wide-armed Angel of the North. A journey of redemption, forgiveness and love . . . a journey you don’t want to miss.”—Helen Paris, author of Lost Property

“Maureen is the sort of person we pass in the street every day, every hour, and probably give little thought to. She is difficult, perhaps a little brittle, unable to engage successfully with the world, and maybe hard to warm to. . . . But Rachel allows us to see into her complex universe.”—Damian Dibben, author of The Colour Storm

“Rachel Joyce writes with incredible depth, beauty, and heart. Reading her prose is like listening to great music—sometimes soft and sweet, sometimes heartrending, always beguiling. Maureen Fry is a prickly kind of star . . . but wow, how she shines!”—Hazel Prior, author of Call of the Penguins

“This is a deceptively simple story of love, forgiveness, fulfillment, and hope. I can’t think of any other novelist quite as tender and compassionate as Rachel Joyce, who understands that miracle of transformation when human fragility becomes strength of spirit.”—Bel Mooney, author of Lifelines

“This is a fitting and deeply moving end to the trilogy of Harold Fry. A portrait of a woman adrift in grief, it is as fragile as a songbird and just as beautiful.”—Sarah Winman, author of Still Life

“Just brilliant.”—Patrick Gale, author of Take Nothing With You and A Place Called Winter

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