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'I just adored this ... an unforgettable read' Liane Moriarty
'Compelling, funny and poignant. I devoured it' Paula Hawkins
'Sometimes I have so much rage it scares me . . .'
Grace Adams is one bad day away from saving her life . . .
One hot summer day, stuck in traffic on her way to pick up the cake for her daughter's sixteenth birthday party, Grace Adams snaps.
She doesn't scream or break something or cry. She simply abandons in traffic and walks away.
But not from her life - towards it. To the daughter who won't live with her anymore and has banned her from the party. To the husband divorcing her. Towards the terrible thing that has blown their family apart . . .
Today she'll show her daughter that no matter how far we fall we can always get back up again. Because Grace Adams was amazing. Her husband and daughter once thought so. They and the world might have forgotten. But Grace is about to remind them ...
Amazing Grace Adams tells the story of a life, a marriage, a family, set against a single north-London day. A rollercoaster ride of redemption and discovery, it's a powerful celebration of womanhood.
Hugely enjoyable. Compelling, funny and poignant. I devoured it -- Paula Hawkins, bestselling author of The Girl on the Train
All hail Fran Littlewood and the truly amazing Grace Adams -- Sam Baker
I just adored this beautiful debut novel! Funny, moving and at times absolutely heart-breaking, it had me captivated until the very last page. An unforgettable read -- Liane Moriarty
I loved it. Vivid, visceral and incredibly emotional. I laughed and sobbed -- Tim Minchin
An exacting and brilliantly structured novel about love, grief, hope lost and then found again. I rooted for Grace from the first sentence -- Mary Beth Keane, New York Times bestselling author of Ask Again, Yes
Fran Littlewood has written a magnificent novel. Grace Adams is everywoman-filled with promise, trepidatious in love and eventually, a besotted mother. Amazing Grace Adams is a fully realized story of catastrophe and joy, grief and love, and the hidden chambers of the human heart that carry the best and worst of our experience. A stunning debut -- Adriana Trigiani, New York Times bestselling author of The Good Left Undone
From the first hot minute when Grace Adams, stalled in traffic, stuck in her car, simply opens the door and walks away from it all-into her day, the single day that gathers all her days up to this tipping point at the middle, she had me. How Life in the middle of our lives breaks us open-and apart-and then open again. I finished her story on a plane above the country, so full, and in tears. "Ma'am?" my seat-mate asked, "are you ok?" "Oh, yes," I answered. And gave him this book' -- Sarah Blake, New York Times bestselling author of The Postmistress and The Guest Book
I can't remember the last time I read a novel with such unbridled enthusiasm. Amazing Grace Adams is a raw, uproariously hilarious portrait of parenthood, love, and family; it's also a profound examination of the way language can both save us and fail us when we need it the most. I'd walk across London on the hottest day of the year with Fran Littlewood-hell, I'd walk anywhere with her. I'm begging you: read this book -- Grant Ginder, author of The People We Hate at the Wedding
I laughed, I cried ugly tears, I rooted for Grace Adams. It broke my heart then reassembled it - as only a fabulous novel can -- Emily Koch, author of Keep Him Close
An incredible debut. Grace Adams is fighting back and her story is both powerful and heartbreaking. I recommend. -- Julie Owen Moylan, author of That Green Eyed Girl
About the Author
Fran Littlewood has an MA in Creative Writing from Royal Holloway, University of London. She was taught by Andrew Motion and passed with distinction. Before that she worked as a journalist, including a stint at The Times. She lives in north London with her husband and their three girls. AMAZING GRACE ADAMS is her debut novel.