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Below the Big Blue Sky

(2020)
A novel by

 
 
'Brilliant, funny and immensely moving'
Catherine Isaac, author of You, Me, Everything

'Well, that was a tearjerker! Anna McPartlin's Below the Big Blue Sky is a MORE than worthy follow-up to The Last Days of Rabbit Hayes'
Marian Keyes

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How do you pick up the pieces when the person that held them together is gone?

When forty-year-old Rabbit Hayes dies, she leaves behind a family broken by grief. Her mother Molly is distraught and in danger of losing her faith. Her father Jack spends hour upon hour in the family attic, poring over his old diaries, losing himself in the past.

Rabbit's brother Davey finds himself suddenly guardian to her twelve-year-old daughter Juliet. Juliet might be able to fill a hole in Davey's heart - but how can he help Juliet through her grief when he can barely cope with his own?

But even though the Hayes family are all fighting their own battles, they are drawn together by their love for Rabbit, and their love for each other. In the years that follow her death they find new ways to celebrate and remember her, to find humour and hope in the face of tragedy, and to live life to its fullest, as Rabbit would have wanted.

From the bestselling author of The Last Days of Rabbit Hayes comes a huge-hearted novel about death, family and finding laughter in the most unexpected of places.Below a Big Blue Sky will make you laugh, cry and shout with joy.

Genre: Romance

Praise for this book

"I read Below the Big Blue Sky in two days. My heart is full. I have laughed and cried and held my breath. This is a very worthy sequel to The Last Days of Rabbit Hayes, and the wonderful Anna Mcpartlin has proven once again what an incredible writer she is . . . An incredible story of grief, resilience and strength of character shot through with humour. Just brilliant." - Claire Allan

"I'm in bits. In BITS. It's been a long time since I've read something that spoke to my soul like this - such a achingly beautiful description of what it is to love and grieve - and in time to learn to laugh at that grief and move on too. When I wasn't reaching for the Kleenex to wipe away a little tear, I was guffawing with laughter - Anna has the gift of being able to make you laugh and sob, and all on a single page. The Last Days of Rabbit Hayes was one of the most amazing books I have ever had the privilege of reading and now this is a worthy successor. Wow. Just wow. I know this will be one of the books of the year for me." - Claudia Carroll

"I hadn't thought it possible to laugh and cry during one book as much as I had while reading The Last Days of Rabbit Hayes. But I turned the last page of Below The Big Blue Sky broken and elated all at once. Anna McPartlin's novel is brilliant, funny and immensely moving." - Catherine Isaac

"It's such a gorgeous examination of grief while also being honest, hilarious and totally relatable. I LOVED this book!" - Fionnuala Kearney

"Well, that was a tearjerker! Anna McPartlin's Below the Big Blue Sky is a MORE than worthy follow-up to The Last Days of Rabbit Hayes." - Marian Keyes

"I loved Rabbit Hayes but Below the Big Blue Sky is even more beautiful, heartbreaking, heartwarming, funny, warm and wonderful. Anna, you NAILED it." - Sinéad Moriarty


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Used availability for Anna McPartlin's Below the Big Blue Sky

Hardback Editions

July 2020 : UK Hardback
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Title: Below the Big Blue Sky: Jojo Moyes meets Marian Keyes in this heartwarming, laugh-out-loud novel
Author(s): Anna McPartlin
ISBN: 1-83877-078-X / 978-1-83877-078-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Zaffre
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Paperback Editions

February 2021 : UK Paperback
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Title: Below the Big Blue Sky: Jojo Moyes meets Marian Keyes in this heartwarming, laugh-out-loud novel
Author(s): Anna McPartlin
ISBN: 1-83877-080-1 / 978-1-83877-080-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Zaffre
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July 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: Below the Big Blue Sky: Jojo Moyes meets Marian Keyes in this heartwarming, laugh-out-loud novel
Author(s): Anna McPartlin
ISBN: 1-83877-079-8 / 978-1-83877-079-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bonnier Zaffre
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

July 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Below the Big Blue Sky
Author(s): Anna McPartlin
Publisher: Zaffre
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July 2020 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Below the Big Blue Sky
Author(s): Anna McPartlin
Publisher: Zaffre
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July 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Below the Big Blue Sky
Author(s): Anna McPartlin
Publisher: Zaffre
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Kindle Editions

July 2020 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Below the Big Blue Sky: Jojo Moyes meets Marian Keyes in this heartwarming, laugh-out-loud novel
Author(s): Anna McPartlin
Publisher: Zaffre
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU