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After the End
By (author): Clare Mackintosh
9780451490568 Hardcover English General Trade FICTION / Women Jun 25, 2019
$35.00 CAD
Active 6.31 x 9.28 x 1.31 in 400 pages Putnam G.P. Putnam's Sons
From New York Times bestselling author Clare Mackintosh, a deeply moving and page-turning novel about an impossible choice—and the two paths fate could take.

After the End is a beautifully written novel, compelling and clever, tender and true. I can’t stop thinking about it.”—Liane Moriarty

“Tailor-made for book clubs and for fans of Jodi Picoult.”—Publishers Weekly

Max and Pip are the strongest couple you know. They’re best friends, lovers, unshakable. But then their son gets sick and the doctors put the question of his survival into their hands. For the first time, Max and Pip can’t agree. They each want a different future for their son.

What if they could have both?

A gripping and propulsive exploration of love, marriage, parenthood, and the road not taken, After the End brings one unforgettable family from unimaginable loss to a surprising, satisfying, and redemptive ending and the life they are fated to find. With the emotional power of Jodi Picoult’s My Sister’s Keeper, Mackintosh helps us to see that sometimes the end is just another beginning.

Story Locale: Chicago, IL; South of London, England

A STRIKING NEW DIRECTION: Clare Mackintosh moves away from suspense with an issue-driven women’s fiction novel, page-turning and emotional, in the vein of Jodi Picoult. Mackintosh’s suspense novels always featured three-dimensional characters and complex relationships. She now brings those skills to women’s fiction.

SIMULTANEOUS WORLDWIDE RELEASE: After the End will be published simultaneously in the United States and in the UK.

SIGNIFICANT ACCOLADES: For her debut novel, I Let You Go, Mackintosh received the Theakston Award for Best Novel of the Year at Harrogate in July 2016 and the Prix Polar International, which was won in 2015 by Paula Hawkins.

UK SENSATION: All three of Mackintosh’s previous books were instant Sunday Times bestsellers; both Let Me Lie and I See You hit #1. Her books have sold more than two million copies worldwide.

WELL-REVIEWED AUTHOR: Mackintosh has enthusiastic praise from The New York Times; starred Publishers Weekly, Booklist, Kirkus Reviews, and Library Journal reviews; and glowing blurbs from Ruth Ware, Fiona Barton, Paula Hawkins, JoJo Moyes, Lee Child, Mary Kubica, Jeffrey Archer, and Alexandra Burt, among many, many others. She brings the same quality of writing to this new direction.

MEDIA-SAVVY AUTHOR: Mackintosh reaches more than 11,000 readers a month on her personal blog and has grown her Twitter to 17,000 followers, more than six thousand followers over the past year.

Clare Mackintosh is the New York Times and #1 international bestselling author of I Let You Go, I See You, and Let Me Lie, translated into more than thirty-five languages and with more than two million copies sold worldwide. She is the founder of Chipping Norton Literary Festival and is the patron of the Silver Star Society, an Oxford-based charity that provides special care for mothers with medical complications during pregnancy at John Radcliffe Hospital. She lives in North Wales with her husband and their three children.

Author Residence: North Wales, UK

Author Hometown: Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, UK

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“A powerful exploration of grief, love, and the way in which all decisions—both large and small—can have life-changing results. This book will leave readers rethinking their own choices and wondering what might have happened if they’d acted differently.”—Jill Santopolo, author of The Light We Lost and More Than Words

“Both utterly heartrending and incredibly uplifting, After the End is the most moving book you’ll read this year.”—Lisa Jewell, author of Then She Was Gone

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