by Claire Alexander - £14.99 Penguin Books Ltd (2022)
hardback ISBN 13: 9780241542408 | ISBN 10: 0241542405
For anyone who has lost hope, Meredith will help you find it... Discover the most uplifting and unforgettable debut of the summer.
NAMED 'ONE TO WATCH' IN GRAZIA, CULTUREFLY, THE BOOKSELLER AND BY THE BBC
'Gorgeous. I shed tears. Very, very touching, sweet and hopeful' MARIAN KEYES
'Heartbreaking and glorious... [An] absolute joy of a novel' HEAT, 'BOOK OF THE WEEK'
'Beautiful, moving and unexpectedly timely. It's such a pleasure to spend time in Meredith's world' DAISY BUCHANAN
'Touching and funny and sad and hopeful. I loved Meredith, Alone so much!' JANE FALLON
'Beautiful . . . A story filled with love and hope, and well-crafted characters' GRAZIA BOOK CLUB PICK
Meredith Maggs hasn't left her house in 1,214 days. But she insists she isn't alone.
She has her cat, Fred. Her friend Sadie visits when she can. There's her online support group, StrengthInNumbers. She has her jigsaws, favourite recipes, her beloved Emily Dickinson, the internet, the Tesco delivery man and her treacherous memories for company.
But something's about to change.
First, new friends Tom and Celeste burst into her life. Then an estranged sister she hasn't spoken to in years.
Suddenly her carefully curated home is no longer a safe place to hide.
Whether Meredith likes it or not, the world is coming to her door...
(Price & availability last checked: July 2022)