Profound, insightful, rich and sensual, exquisitely written . . . One of those novels that haunts and tugs at one’s own corners, long after you’ve sadly laid it to rest.
A delicious, emotional, wistful book about missed chances and finding new hope.
Outstanding – I highly recommend this novel.
A remarkably moving read.
Heartwarming and beautifully written.
An immensely powerful, and ultimately uplifting, debut novel.
Surrounded by Water is a moving exploration of grief and love and the darker depths that lie beneath the surface of a seemingly idyllic marriage.
Peopled with characters who matter and layered with love in all its forms.
I thoroughly enjoyed this.I was completely immersed to the point it no longer seemed like I was reading but discovering the truth and liesof these brilliant characters.
Stephanie Butland at her best: tender, wise and intimate. Wonderful.
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Wow. It’s seven years today since I went in to surgery to remove the cancer from my right breast, and have my lymph nodes and the lump in my left breast investigated. I was decked out in a hospital gown and my best brave face, and someone had helpfully written ‘this side’ on my right […]