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A Song for Issy Bradley

(2014)
A novel by

 
Awards
desmond elliott prize Best Book (nominee)
Costa Book Awards Best First Novel (nominee)
Sometimes however much you love someone, you can't understand them.
Ian used to think that his life had been disappointingly easy, compared to the pioneers. He had a happy marriage, four children, a satisfactory job and, for just over a year, he has served the church in his role as Bishop of the local congregation, an enormous responsibility.
And then Issy died.
Now his wife, Claire, won't get out of their dead daughter's bottom bunk and she won't speak. Claire doesn't want a blessing or a sympathy card and she's got nothing to say to the Lord. She just wants to be left alone to be sad.
Ian doesn't know what to do to make things better. Zippy and Alma are trying to combine living with grieving and being Mormons with being teenagers. Only seven-year-old Jacob has a plan. He knows that his faith is bigger than a mustard seed; it's at least as big as a toffee bonbon, maybe bigger. It's clear that if he wants Issy back, it's up to him to perform a resurrection miracle.
Incredibly moving, unexpectedly funny and so sharply observed it will make you feel as if you could pick the woodchip off the bedroom wall, A Song for Issy Bradley is about doubt and faith. But most of all it's about a family trying to work out how to carry on when their world has been blown apart.

 
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Hardback Editions

May 2015 : UK Hardback
Title: A Song for Issy Bradley
Author(s): Carys Bray
ISBN: 1-4448-2379-5 / 978-1-4448-2379-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Charnwood
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August 2014 : USA Hardback
Title: A Song for Issy Bradley: A Novel
Author(s): Carys Bray
ISBN: 0-553-39088-0 / 978-0-553-39088-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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June 2014 : UK Hardback
Title: A Song for Issy Bradley
Author(s): Carys Bray
ISBN: 0-09-195437-1 / 978-0-09-195437-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hutchinson
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Paperback Editions

May 2015 : UK Paperback
Title: A Song for Issy Bradley
Author(s): Carys Bray
ISBN: 0-09-959187-1 / 978-0-09-959187-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Windmill Books
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June 2014 : UK Paperback
Title: A Song for Issy Bradley
Author(s): Carys Bray
ISBN: 0-09-195438-X / 978-0-09-195438-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hutchinson
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Audio Editions

December 2014 : USA Audio edition
Title: A Song for Issy Bradley: A Novel
Author(s): Carys Bray
Publisher: Recorded Books
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August 2014 : UK Audio CD
Title: A Song for Issy Bradley
Author(s): Carys Bray
ISBN: 1-4712-7176-5 / 978-1-4712-7176-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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August 2014 : USA Audio edition
Title: A Song for Issy Bradley
Author(s): Carys Bray
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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August 2014 : UK Audio edition
Title: A Song for Issy Bradley
Author(s): Carys Bray
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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Kindle Editions

August 2014 : USA Kindle edition
Title: A Song for Issy Bradley: A Novel
Author(s): Carys Bray
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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June 2014 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: A Song for Issy Bradley
Author(s): Carys Bray
Publisher: Cornerstone Digital
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