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After the End

(2019)
A novel by

 
 
From New York Times bestselling author Clare Mackintosh comes a deeply moving and page-turning novel about an impossible choice—and the two paths fate could take.

“A beautifully written novel, compelling and clever, tender and true. I can’t stop thinking about it.”—Liane Moriarty

“Tailor-made for book clubs and for fans of Jodi Picoult.”—Publishers Weekly

 
Max and Pip are the strongest couple you know. They're best friends, lovers—unshakable. But then their son gets sick and the doctors put the question of his survival into their hands. For the first time, Max and Pip can't agree. They each want a different future for their son.
 
What if they could have both?
 
A gripping and propulsive exploration of love, marriage, parenthood, and the road not taken, After the End brings one unforgettable family from unimaginable loss to a surprising, satisfying, and redemptive ending and the life they are fated to find. With the emotional power of Jodi Picoult's My Sister's Keeper, Mackintosh helps us to see that sometimes the end is just another beginning.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"A heart-rending story, superbly executed." - Rachel Abbott

"Clare Mackintosh takes us on a heart-rending, vivid journey through one of the toughest situations a parent could face - she's Britain's answer to Jodi Picoult." - Lucy Atkins

"One of the most moving stories I have ever read. It's perfect." - Joanna Cannon

"Impressive, thoughtful, authentic and moving." - Jill Childs

"Such a perfectly poised novel, with authentic heart and depth, that examines the worst moments of our lives, and still somehow uncovers hope and the indomitable strength of the human spirit. Everyone should read this beautiful book." - Rowan Coleman

"This is the most moving book I have read this year. After the End made me cry but in the best possible way. I felt I was there, right inside the pages, wanting to hug each character. Put this on the top of your list. You won't regret it." - Jane Corry

"I read After the End in one emotional sitting. It's beautiful, original, moving and thought-provoking." - Sinéad Crowley

"Amazing, heart-wrenching . . . an absolute must-read." - Mike Gayle

"I haven't read a book that's moved me so much for years. After the End does something incredible, it made me cry yet uplifted me. A beautifully written, astonishing work." - Kate Hamer

"So delicately balanced and never indulgent. So perfect." - Veronica Henry

"An exquisite novel - tragic, clever, life-affirming and original all at once." - Catherine Isaac

"Both utterly heart rending and incredibly uplifting, After the End is the most moving book you'll read this year." - Lisa Jewell

"Have just finished Clare Mackintosh's extraordinary, heartrending life-lesson of a book - it is an absolute tour de force. Everyone should read After the End." - Jill Mansell

"A beautifully written novel, compelling and clever, tender and true. I can't stop thinking about it." - Liane Moriarty

"After the End is a gorgeously written and sincerely moving novel. First it broke my heart, but then helped put it back together in unexpected ways. I know it will preoccupy my thoughts for a long time to come." - Rhiannon Navin

"An astonishing read that reaches into our very souls, turns us inside out, leaves us weeping, and yet hoping for a brighter future." - Liz Nugent

"A moving and thought-provoking novel. Cleverly written, with hope as well as heartbreak." - Libby Page

"A tender, heart-breaking, uplifting, truthful marvel of a novel. Clare Mackintosh has taken her already wonderful writing to a whole new level." - Adele Parks

"A powerful exploration of grief, love and the way in which all decisions - both large and small - can have life-changing results." - Jill Santopolo

"Unforgettable and profoundly moving, this is a novel about the bottomless human capacity for love and endurance, even in the most heartbreaking circumstances." - Rosie Walsh


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June 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: After the End
Author(s): Clare Mackintosh
ISBN: 0-451-49056-8 / 978-0-451-49056-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
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June 2019 : UK Hardback
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Title: After the End: The life-affirming, page-turning book of the summer from the Sunday Times Number One bestselling author
Author(s): Clare Mackintosh
ISBN: 0-7515-6494-X / 978-0-7515-6494-5 (UK edition)
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May 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: After the End: The life-affirming, page-turning book of the summer from the Sunday Times Number One bestselling author
Author(s): Clare Mackintosh
ISBN: 0-7515-6491-5 / 978-0-7515-6491-4 (UK edition)
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June 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: After the End
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ISBN: 0-451-49057-6 / 978-0-451-49057-5 (USA edition)
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June 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: After the End
Author(s): Clare Mackintosh
ISBN: 0-593-10420-X / 978-0-593-10420-0 (USA edition)
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June 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: After the End: The most moving book you'll read in 2019: The life-affirming, page-turning book of the summer from the Sunday Times Number One bestselling author
Author(s): Clare Mackintosh
ISBN: 0-7515-6492-3 / 978-0-7515-6492-1 (UK edition)
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Audio Editions

June 2019 : USA Audio CD
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Title: After the End
Author(s): Clare Mackintosh
ISBN: 0-525-63237-9 / 978-0-525-63237-5 (USA edition)
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June 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: After the End
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June 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: After the End
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Publisher: Penguin Audio
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June 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: After the End
Author(s): Clare Mackintosh
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
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June 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: After the End
Author(s): Clare Mackintosh
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June 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: After the End
Author(s): Clare Mackintosh
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
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Kindle Editions

June 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: After the End
Author(s): Clare Mackintosh
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


June 2019 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: After the End: The life-affirming, page-turning book of the summer from the Sunday Times Number One bestselling author
Author(s): Clare Mackintosh
Publisher: Sphere
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU