This Shining Life: a powerful novel about treasuring life

by Harriet Kline

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This Shining Life: a powerful novel about treasuring life

by Harriet Kline

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For Rich, life is golden.
He fizzes with happiness and love.
But Rich has an incurable brain tumour.

When Rich dies, he leaves behind a family without a father, a husband, a son and a best friend. His wife, Ruth, can't imagine living without him and finds herself faced with a grief she's not sure she can find her way through.
At the same time, their young son Ollie becomes intent on working out the meaning of life. Because everything happens for a reason. Doesn't it?

But when they discover a mismatched collection of presents left by Rich for his loved ones, it provides a puzzle for them to solve, one that will help Ruth navigate her sorrow and help Ollie come to terms with what's happened. Together, they will learn to lay the ghosts of the past to rest, and treasure the true gift that Rich has left them: the ability to embrace life and love every moment.

Harriet Kline weaves together the voices of a grieving family and paints an achingly beautiful picture of love in all its forms: absent, lost and, ultimately, regained.

Signed, numbered, with blue sprayed edges. Limited to 500 copies.

  • ISBN10 0857526278
  • ISBN13 9780857526274
  • Publish Date 1 July 2021 (first published 22 June 2021)
  • Publish Status Forthcoming
  • Publish Country GB
  • Publisher Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Imprint Doubleday