After the End
Book Feature - After the End by Clare Mackintosh
HBL Note: Even the synopsis of this book gives me chills, I can already tell this is going to be a powerful story. It is being compared to the likes of Jodi Picoult (whose books I’ve reviewed here and here.) And then Liane Moriarty (whose books I’ve reviewed here and here) called it, “A beautifully written novel, compelling and clever, tender and true. I can’t stop thinking about it.” You know how I love to get my book recommendations from authors I already know and love, and this one is getting rave reviews from some of my faves. Be forewarned, however, this story is almost guaranteed to break your heart.
From the publisher:
Max and Pip are the strongest couple you know. They're best friends, lovers—unshakable. But then their son gets sick and the doctors put the question of his survival into their hands. For the first time, Max and Pip can't agree. They each want a different future for their son.
What if they could have both?
A gripping and propulsive exploration of love, marriage, parenthood, and the road not taken, After the End brings one unforgettable family from unimaginable loss to a surprising, satisfying, and redemptive ending and the life they are fated to find. With the emotional power of Jodi Picoult's My Sister's Keeper, Mackintosh helps us to see that sometimes the end is just another beginning.