The Summer of Impossible Things

The Summer of Impossible Things : An uplifting, emotional story as seen on ITV in the Zoe Ball Book Club

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If you could change the past, would you?

****Get ready to believe in Impossible Things with the brand new book from international bestseller, Rowan Coleman. ****

How far would you go to save the person you love?
Luna is about to do everything she can to save her mother's life.
Even if it means sacrificing her own.

'It feels like a long time since I loved a book as much. I was CAPTIVATED!' MARIAN KEYES
'A lovely, magical, time-bending read...' MATT HAIG
A beautiful lush novel about family, courage, sacrifice and love in all its guises from the Sunday Times bestselling author of THE MEMORY BOOK.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 432 pages
  • 144 x 222 x 38mm | 575g
  • Ebury Press
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1785032410
  • 9781785032417
  • 405,902

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****This summer, get ready to believe in Impossible Things with the brand new book from international bestseller, Rowan Coleman. This is THE TIME TRAVELLER'S WIFE for a new generation of readers. Available to pre-order now!****

If you could change the past, would you?

It is only after her mother’s death that Luna begins to discover her secrets.

While in New York to settle the estate, something impossible happens to Luna. She finds herself in 1977, face to face with her mother as a young woman, in the week that changed her life forever.

If time can be turned back, can it also be rewritten? Luna becomes convinced she can save her mother from the moment that will eventually drive her to suicide.

But in doing anything – everything – to save her mother’s life, will Luna have to sacrifice her own?

From the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Memory Book, this is a beautiful lush novel about love, courage and sacrifice, The Time Traveller’s Wife for a new readership.
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"Totally charmed and moved by Rowan Coleman's The Summer of Impossible Things, a girls' own Back to the Future story set in New York"
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"It feels like a long time since I loved a book as much. I was CAPTIVATED! Brilliant, different...charming and moving...I stayed up half the night to finish it" -- Marian Keyes * Sunday Times bestselling author of The Break * "An emotional, uplifting page-turner that highlights the questions we so often ask ourselves. One of the great reads of the summer " * Stylist * "This epic love story is reminiscent of The Time Traveler's Wife...beautifully written" * Daily Mail * "A truly wonderful and magical story. I absolutely loved it - a gorgeous book." -- Milly Johnson * Sunday Times bestselling author of The Queen of Wishful Thinking * "An emotional roller coaster that will floor you with its depth and believability" * Fabulous Magazine, The Sun * "A gorgeous, rapturous novel, intensely atmospheric...a beautiful and heart-wrenching story of a daughter's love for her mother. Like all Rowan's novels, it's life-affirming and shows the best of what humans can be; I felt that the world was a better place when I put it down. As a novel about impossible things, it made me think that anything was possible." -- Julie Cohen * bestselling author of Together * "The Time Traveler's Wife meets Sophie's Choice... wonderfully atmospheric... Perfect summer reading, be it on a sunlounger or sofa." * The Pool * "Beautiful...well-written...I got goosebumps" -- Alex Jones, on The Zoe Ball Book CLub "A tear-jerking, time travelling epic..." * Red Magazine * "Portrayed 1977 so brilliantly...it would make an amazing movie" -- Zoe Ball, on The Zoe Ball Book Club "An absolute triumph...loved it. So clever...such a brilliant writer" -- Jill Mansell * bestselling author of This Could Change Everything * "A book that defies reality and makes your heart sing...Rowan Coleman is one of those writers I will follow anywhere. I know however unlikely the story she will never lead me astray." -- Katie Fforde * Sunday Times bestselling author of A Secret Garden * "hugely inventive and evocative...achingly romantic" * Heat Magazine * "Smartly crafted and sumptuously written" * Sunday Mirror * "exhilarating, thought-provoking novel about family, grief and redemption" -- Fanny Blake * Sunday Express S Magazine * "a lovely, magical, time-bending read...There is a lovely smooth glow to the writing" * Matt Haig * "one of my favourite writers" * Cara Delevingne * "an irresistible page-turner... the depiction of love seemed the most real" * Stylist Magazine * "Smartly crafted, sumptuously written, a glorious time travelling adventure" * Sunday People * "Spine-tinglingly beautiful. Prepare to lose your heart" * Lisa Jewell * "gorgeous, glowing, heartbreaking and wonderful - Rowan's best novel to date" * Jenny Colgan * "An epic, exhilarating story of bravery and redemption, where love transcends time and the impossible might just happen. Stupendous - I loved it." * Lucy Diamond * "magical, wonderful and beautifully written" * Trisha Ashley * "one of those captivating novels that simultaneously puts you under a spell as a reader while making you deeply, deeply envious as a writer! I've always loved Rowan's writing, and it's immediately obvious that this is something magical and new, yet with all her trademark heart." * Lucy Dillon * "Coleman is such a beautiful writer. The Summer of Impossible Things is an emotional, intelligent, beautifully structured novel" * Alex Marwood * "Totally charmed and moved by Rowan Coleman's The Summer of Impossible Things, a girls' own Back to the Future story set in New York" * Amanda Craig *
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About Rowan Coleman

Rowan Coleman lives with her husband and their five children in a very full house in Hertfordshire. She juggles writing novels with raising her family.

She really wishes someone would invent time travel.

She is the bestselling author of THE MEMORY BOOK, WE ARE ALL MADE OF STARS and the critically acclaimed THE SUMMER OF IMPOSSIBLE THINGS.

Find out more about Rowan at www.rowancoleman.co.uk, Facebook or Twitter: @rowancoleman.
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