Dear Edward

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One summer morning, a flight takes off from New York to Los Angeles. There are 192 passengers aboard: among them a young woman taking a pregnancy test in the airplane toilet; a Wall Street millionaire flirting with the air hostess; an injured soldier returning from Afghanistan; and two beleaguered parents moving across the country with their adolescent sons, bickering over who gets the window seat. When the plane suddenly crashes in a field in Colorado, the younger of these boys, 12-year-old Edward Adler, is the sole survivor. ‘Dear Edward’ depicts Edward’s life in the crash’s aftermath as he struggles to make sense of the meaning of his survival.

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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

A transcendent coming-of-age story about the ways a broken heart learns to love again.

One summer morning, a flight takes off from New York to Los Angeles: there are 192 people aboard. When the plane suddenly crashes, twelve-year-old Edward Adler is the sole survivor.

In the aftermath, Edward struggles to make sense of his grief, sudden fame and find his place in a world without his family. But then Edward and his neighbour Shay make a startling discovery; hidden in his uncle’s garage are letters from the relatives of other passengers – all addressed him.

Following the passengers’ final hours and Edward’s unique coming-of-age, Dear Edward asks one of life’s most profound questions:

What does it mean not just to survive, but to truly live?

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‘Ann Napolitano’s writing is astonishing. I’m in awe’
Marian Keyes

‘A very moving and emotional read’ Anne Tyler

‘Gripping and elegiac, this is a captivating novel about loss, love and growing up’ Rosamund Lupton

That rare book that breaks your heart and stitches it back together . . . Don’t miss this one’ Jodi Picoult

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Weight 245 g
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 2.1 cm
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Cover

Paperback

Pages

341

Language

English

Edition

1st paperback ed

Dewey

813.6 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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