One of our recommended books is Meredith, Alone by Claire Alexander

MEREDITH, ALONE


She has a full-time remote job and her rescue cat Fred. Her best friend Sadie visits with her two children.  There’s her online support group, her jigsaw puzzles and favorite recipes, her beloved Emily Dickinson poems.  Also keeping her company are treacherous memories of an unstable childhood and a traumatic event that had sent her reeling.

But something’s about to change. First, two new friends burst into her life.  Then her long-estranged sister gets in touch.  Suddenly her carefully curated home is no longer a space to hide.  Whether Meredith likes it or not, the world  is coming to her door…

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She has a full-time remote job and her rescue cat Fred. Her best friend Sadie visits with her two children.  There’s her online support group, her jigsaw puzzles and favorite recipes, her beloved Emily Dickinson poems.  Also keeping her company are treacherous memories of an unstable childhood and a traumatic event that had sent her reeling.

But something’s about to change. First, two new friends burst into her life.  Then her long-estranged sister gets in touch.  Suddenly her carefully curated home is no longer a space to hide.  Whether Meredith likes it or not, the world  is coming to her door…

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  • Grand Central Publishing
  • Hardcover
  • November 2022
  • 368 Pages
  • 9781538709948

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About Claire Alexander

Claire Alexander is the author of Meredith, AloneClaire Alexander lives on the west coast of Scotland with her husband and children.  She has written for The Washington PostThe IndependentThe Huffington Post and Glamour. In 2019, one of her essays was published in the award-winning literary anthology We Got This: Solo Mom Stories of Grit, Heart, and Humor. When she’s not writing or parenting, she’s on her paddle board, thinking about her next book.

Praise

“I laughed, I cried, and I bowed down to the brilliant author of this brilliant book.”Gillian McAllister, New York Times bestselling author of Wrong Place Wrong Time

“A gorgeous, charming novel…Sweet, moving, funny and hopeful, with a courageous heroine who sweeps you up in her story.”Jennifer Saint, bestselling author of Ariadne

“Executed with care, humor, and grace, this novel pokes at the bubble of solitude to show each of us that suffering has a sense of community and with that, the prospect of optimism.”Library Journal

“Alexander creates a winning heroine in Meredith and likable characters in her kind friends… An optimistic, feel-good novel.”Kirkus Reviews

“[A] satisfying debut. The endearing characters offer a sensitive portrayal of what it means to live with mental health issues… with heart to spare.”Publishers Weekly

“I shed tears. Very, very touching, sad, sweet and hopeful.”New York Times bestselling author Marian Keyes