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Between life and death there is a library. When Nora Seed finds herself in the Midnight Library, she has a chance to make things right. Up until now, her life has been full of misery and regret. She feels she has let everyone down, including herself. But things are about to change. The books in the Midnight Library enable Nora to live as if she had done things differently. With the help of an old friend, she can now undo every one of her regrets as she tries to work out her perfect life. But things aren't always what she imagined they'd be, and soon her choices place the library and herself in extreme danger. Before time runs out, she must answer the ultimate question: what is the best way to live?

 

Details

ISBN: 9781786892720
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 304
Edition: Export/Airside - Export/Airside/Ireland
Publication Date: 13 Aug 2020
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Publication City, Country: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Dimensions (cm): 21.4(H) x 15.3(L) x 2.2(W)
Weight (gm): 338

 

Reviews

A beguiling read, filled with warmth and humour, and a vibrant celebration of the power of books to change lives * * Sunday Times * *
A beautiful fable, an It's a Wonderful Life for the modern age - impossibly timely when we are all stuck in a world we wish could be different -- JODI PICOULT
A celebration of life's possibilities . . . A beautiful concept . . . Charming * * Guardian * *
A rare and welcome light of hope and wisdom in the darkness -- JOANNE HARRIS
A wonderful story . . . Such a beautiful book to get lost in -- Zoe Ball, BBC Radio 2
I can't describe how much his work means to me. So necessary . . . The king of empathy -- JAMEELA JAMIL
Warm and humorous * * The Times * *
A brilliant premise and great fun to have so many stories within one book * * Daily Mail * *
Amazing and utterly beautiful, The Midnight Library is everything you'd expect from the genius storyteller who is Matt Haig -- JOANNA CANNON
Absorbing . . . A vision of limitless possibility, of new roads taken, of new lives lived, of a whole different world available to us somehow, somewhere, might be exactly what's wanted in these troubled and troubling times * * New York Times * *

 

Author Biography

Matt Haig is the number one bestselling author of Reasons to Stay Alive and Notes on a Nervous Planet and six highly acclaimed novels for adults, including How to Stop Time, The Humans and The Radleys. He has also written many books for children and has won the Blue Peter Book Award, the Smarties Book Prize and been nominated three times for the Carnegie Medal. He has sold more than a million books in the UK and his work has been translated into over forty languages. @matthaig1 | matthaig.com
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