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These Fragile Things

(2013)
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Life can change in a split second. And nothing you can do will stop it. "Davis is a phenomenal writer. And this is a coming of age story like no other. " Compulsion Reads

As a London suburb reels from riots in neighbouring Brixton, Graham Jones finds fatherhood a frightening place. How can he protect his family from the onslaught of change? But the future holds more fear than he can possibly imagine. One afternoon, a wall collapses, burying his thirteen-year-old daughter Judy underneath it. Rescuers who recover her shattered body from the rubble are amazed. "She's alive," her shaking mother Elaine is told. "And we'll do everything we can to keep her that way." With Judy's life hanging in the balance, Graham's anxieties seem trivial. The unimaginable has happened. Who can he turn to? While his wife puts her trust in medics, Graham's answer is prayer.

When Judy not only pulls through, but defies all medical predictions, the press publish headlines about 'The Miracle Girl'. Elaine knows this is a tough label for any teenager to live up to, let alone one who's batting physical and psychological scars. She has always understood that love is all we can cling to in this whirling confusion of a world. Now, under siege from the press, pushed to breaking point by an onslaught of miracle seekers, she seeks solace in the arms of strangers.

Meanwhile, refusing to be drawn into her parent's emotional tug-of-war, Judy treads her own path. But we all of us live on a knife edge. And things are about to get far, far worse.

With the trademark elegance and profound thoughtfulness one expects from this award-winning author, this emotionally-charged novel will make you reflect on belief, faith and the enduring power of love.

'Very occasionally a story jumps out at you with a raw burst of originality and thought-provocation that goes deeper than most, leaving you pondering the issues and plot lines unfolding in front of you. That story is These Fragile Things.' ~ Lorraine Devon Wilke, Author

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Paperback Editions

August 2015 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: These Fragile Things
Author(s): Jane Davis
ISBN: 0-9932776-1-6 / 978-0-9932776-1-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Rossdale Print Productions
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May 2013 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: These Fragile Things
Author(s): Jane Davis
ISBN: 1-4848-9644-0 / 978-1-4848-9644-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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Kindle Editions

January 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: These Fragile Things
Author(s): Jane Davis
Publisher: Jane Davis
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