An immensely powerful, and ultimately uplifting, debut novel.
A delicious, emotional, wistful book about missed chances and finding new hope.
Stephanie Butland at her best: tender, wise and intimate. Wonderful.
an extremely well-written debut
Thought-provoking and moving… not to be missed.
A remarkably moving read.
I read Surrounded by Water last night in one big gulp…It’s beautiful and sad, the characters so well-drawn, and the writing is gorgeous. I had to take a deep breath and let out a big sigh when I’d finished.
Heartwarming and beautifully written.
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.
Brilliantly compelling from the first page to the last.
I’m Stephanie Butland and I write books and tell stories. I’m thriving after cancer. Welcome to my website, where you can find out more about what I’ve written and what I’m doing.
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Hello! Popping in to say: If you are a writer/if you become a writer, try to make sure that you never are in a position where: one book is being published another book is due for submission there are lots of exciting publication-ish things going on that you want to get involved with/contribute to your […]