Sweet Sorrow

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Product Details
Price
$16.99  $15.80
Publisher
Harper Paperbacks
Publish Date
Pages
416
Dimensions
5.25 X 8.0 X 1.15 inches | 0.7 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780358248361

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About the Author

David Nicholls is the best-selling author of Us, One Day, The Understudy and Starter for Ten. His novels have sold over eight million copies worldwide and are published in forty languages. Nicholls trained as an actor before making the switch to writing, and he recently won a BAFTA for Patrick Melrose, his adaptation of the novels by Edward St Aubyn, which also won him an Emmy nomination. He lives in London.

Reviews

"This eloquent coming-of-age story set in the U.K. dazzles with wit and shrewd self-reflection."--People "A tale of first love that hits all the right notes . . . [it] just might be the sweetest book to brighten your late summer."--The Washington Post "Delectable . . . Nicholls treats you to a satisfying glimpse into the future, where characters make a curtain call as adults . . . Bombshells abound."--New York Times Book Review "Few writers can tug at a reader's heartstrings like David Nicholls, and on this occasion he comes close to snapping a couple . . . A charming, evocative and searingly beautiful tale."--The Star Tribune "With fully fleshed-out characters, terrific dialogue, bountiful humor, and genuinely affecting scenes, this is really the full package of a rewarding, romantic read."--Booklist, starred review "With his usual grace, Nicholls (Us; One Day) plumbs human relationships, this time offering a singular reading experience about one young man's fraught coming of age . . . Nicholls masterfully unfolds events. The depth of feeling between friends, family members, and lovers, first time or not--Nicholls captures it all. Highly recommended."--Library Journal, starred review "Nicholls excels at capturing Charlie's insecurity, the messy exuberance of first love, and the coarseness of teenage male friendships . . . A good deal of fun."--Publishers Weekly "David Nicholls' Sweet Sorrow perfectly captures the intensity of first love, the beauty of a chosen family, and the complexity of transforming from a teenager to an adult. These are characters I'll be thinking about for a long time to come."--Jill Santopolo, New York Times bestselling author of The Light We Lost "A beautiful paean to young love. . . Sweet Sorrow is a book that does what Nicholls does best, sinking the reader deep into a nostalgic memory-scape, pinning the narrative to a love story that manages to be moving without ever tipping over into sentimentality, all of it composed with deftness, intelligence and, most importantly, humour. We may think of Nicholls as a writer of heartbreakers-One Day prompted many poolside tears - but he has always been a comic novelist and Sweet Sorrow is full of passages of laugh-out-loud Inbetweeners-ish humour. . .Here he proves that he can still pull off that most rare and coveted of literary feats: a popular novel of serious merit, a bestseller that will also endure." --Guardian "Nicholls' literary talents are impressive . . . the sense of nostalgia is visceral and intense, almost time-bending."--The Sunday Times "A compassionate, intelligent look at the raw pain and loneliness of a teenage boy, the everyday miracle of first love and the perennial power of Shakespeare's language."--Spectator "Sweet Sorrow [is] . . . an ideal blend of the gently humorous and utterly heartfelt. It made me feel like something had swollen up inside my chest, and readers are liable to find their thoughts drifting over their own misspent school holidays or crushingly ardent first loves. Bag a copy immediately, because this has got "perfect summer read" smeared all over it like so much fac --