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  • “Valmorbida brings her gift for elegant language to this collection of narratives about the search for love.” —Publishers Weekly, USA

    “Intelligent and life-affirming.” —Library Journal

    “A book that defies categorisation, inviting us into the company of strangers who treat us like their oldest friends. No story is like its neighbour, yet each is told with vividness, economy and compassion. In The Book of Happy Endings, Elise Valmorbida achieves something rare and precious, and she writes like an angel.” —John Madden, Director of Shakespeare in Love

    —Your and Your Wedding

    Meet Iraqi dissidents, a Chinese waitress who quits an abusive marriage, a Jewish emigré who falls in love with his aunt, childhood sweethearts who meet again as adults in exile, a 94-year-old London widow who’s just like Goldilocks, a couple of famous lesbian feminist professors… The stories are all true, but this is not journalism or oral history – more like literary fiction interspersed with atmospheric photographs, beautifully bound in a compact hardcover book.

    © 2024 Elise Valmorbida