The Rest of Me
By Katie Marsh
The poignant and emotive new novel from Katie Marsh, author of My Everything, A Life Without You and This Beautiful Life
'Katie Marsh writes achingly beautiful, life-affirming stories that break your heart and refuel your hope' - Miranda Dickinson. Perfect for fans of Jojo Moyes, Lucy Dillon and Amanda Prowse.
Alex Fox knows there are lots of thing she should be. She should be the perfect wife to her chronically ill husband Sam, and the perfect mother to their two daughters. She should be excelling in her high-stress job. And she should be completing the demanding to-do lists she makes to keep herself on track.
Even if, just sometimes, she doesn't have time to breathe.
When Sam's condition worsens and Alex donates a kidney to save his life, her carefully scheduled existence starts to unravel. The operation leads to unexpected complications, putting a strain on Alex's marriage and her relationship with her children - and eventually forcing her to face up to a past that she has buried for years.
As the family she has fought so hard for threatens to fall apart, can Alex finally confront her imperfections and the mistakes that have shaped her - and rediscover what is most important in life?
The Rest of Me is an emotional and uplifting story which will make you laugh, cry and hug the people you love a little bit tighter.
Katie Marsh lives in south-west London with her family. Before being published she worked in healthcare, and her books are inspired by the bravery of the people she has met in hospitals and clinics around the country.
Katie loves strong coffee, the feel of a blank page and stealing her husband's toast. Her debut novel, My Everything, was chosen by the Evening Standard as one of the hottest summer debuts of 2015. Her second novel, A Life Without You, was a smash-hit ebook bestseller. This Beautiful Life is her third novel.
You can follow her on Twitter @marshisms
Visit her website www.katie-marsh.com
Or find her on Facebook /KatieMarshAuthor
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26 Jul 2018
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Praise for This Beautiful Life — :
I found myself laughing and crying, but the overwhelming feeling was one of heartfelt joy — Heat
Wonderful . . . so full of heart and honesty; it's heartbreaking, uplifting and beautiful — Cressida McLaughlin
A beautifully touching story of loving, surviving and living — Ali McNamara, The Little Flower Shop by the Sea
'Extraordinary... a soaring tale of love, survival and music' — Louise Beech, author of How to be Brave
Praise for A Life Without You: — -
Emotional and brilliantly written — Fabulous
Another heart-clangingly powerful stunner of a novel — Isabelle Broom, Heat
A great read - heartwarming and funny in places and poignantly sad in others. A reminder to us all not to take our families or our memories for granted. — The Unmumsy Mum
Touching, emotionally charged... A wonderful tale about love and motherhood — Amanda Jennings
Praise for My Everything: — -
Absolutely LOVED it! Such a beautiful book . . . Heartwarming and funny in places, and very honest. — Carrie Hope Fletcher
This thought-provoking debut novel is both brilliantly funny and sad — Sun
A moving and realistic portrait of life-changing illness...this skilful debut novel offers an inspiring journey through love, loss and second chances — Sunday Express
Grabs your heart and won't let go — Miranda Dickinson