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Pieces of Me

(2018)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Costa Book Awards Best First Novel (nominee)
Shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award 2018

Emma did not go to war looking for love, but Adam is unlike any other. Under the secret shadow of trauma, Emma decides to leave Iraq and joins Adam to settle in Colorado. But isolation and fear find her, once again, when Adam is redeployed.

Torn between a deep fear for Adam's safety and a desire to be back there herself, Emma copes by throwing herself into a new role mentoring an Iraqi refugee family. But when Adam comes home, he brings the conflict back with him. Emma had considered the possibility that her husband might not come home from war. She had not considered that he might return a stranger.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"Natalie Hart’s vivid novel, Pieces of Me, examines the lives of deployed soldiers’ families and displaced Iraqi civilians, eloquently revealing how even the most tightly knit relationships can unravel under the stress of war." - Siobhan Fallon

"Pieces of Me churns with love and rage and hope and terror, as only the best war books can. Natalie Hart writes like a born storyteller, and she uses that gift here to explore how the Iraq War lingers in the dark corners of souls desperate to move on from it. Readers are in for a ride." - Matt Gallagher

"Pieces of Me is a brilliantly observed and nuanced look at the war in Iraq and how conflict impacts on the lives of everyone involved." - Laura Kaye

"Pieces of Me is a quietly powerful exploration of the complex effects of the Iraq war…The novel builds in power and speaks authoritatively on the polarisation of the lives changed forever by conflict." - Zoe Lambert

"Natalie Hart’s brilliant Pieces of Me is—like Graham Greene’s The End of the Affair—a love story set amid the ruins of war. As a British civilian who meets her American husband in Iraq, the narrator, Emma McLaughlin, is a first-hand witness to the ways armed conflict breaks soldiers and non-combatants alike. Her testimony, and this novel, is unforgettably complex and devastating—as it should be." - Whitney Terrell


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October 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Pieces of Me - Shortlisted for Costa First Novel Award
Author(s): Natalie Hart
ISBN: 1-78719-803-0 / 978-1-78719-803-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Legend Press
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December 2018 : UK Audio CD
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December 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Pieces of Me
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December 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Pieces of Me
Author(s): Natalie Hart
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Kindle Editions

October 2018 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Pieces of Me - Shortlisted for Costa First Novel Award
Author(s): Natalie Hart
Publisher: Legend Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


September 2018 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Pieces of Me
Author(s): Natalie Hart
Publisher: Legend Press
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