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A Song for Issy Bradley - A Novel

Carys Bray

A mesmerizing literary debut novel of doubt, faith, and perseverance in the aftermath of a family tragedy—for fans of Me Before You, Little Bee, and Tell the Wolves I'm Home. The Bradleys see the world as a place where miracles are possible, and where nothing is more important than family. This is their story. It is the story of Ian Bradley—husband, father, math teacher, and Mormon bishop—and his unshakeable belief that everything will turn out all right if he can only endure to the end, like the pioneers did. It is the story of his wife, Claire, her lonely wait for a sign from God, and her desperate need for life to pause while she comes to terms with tragedy. And it is the story of their children: sixteen-year-old Zippy, experiencing the throes of first love; cynical fourteen-year-old Al, who would rather play soccer than read the Book of Mormon; and seven-year-old Jacob, whose faith is bigger than a mustard seed—probably bigger than a toffee candy, he thinks—and which he's planning to use to mend his broken family with a miracle. Intensely moving, unexpectedly funny, and deeply observed, A Song for Issy Bradley explores the outer reaches of doubt and faith, and of a family trying to figure out how to carry on when the innermost workings of their world have broken apart.

A mesmerizing literary debut novel of doubt, faith, and perseverance in the aftermath of a family tragedy—for fans of Me Before You, Little Bee, and Tell the Wolves I'm Home. The Bradleys see the world as a place where miracles are possible, and where nothing is more important than family. This is their story. It is the story of Ian Bradley—husband, father, math teacher, and Mormon bishop—and his unshakeable belief that everything will turn out all right if he can only endure to the end, like the pioneers did. It is the story of his wife, Claire, her lonely wait for a sign from God, and her desperate need for life to pause while she comes to terms with tragedy. And it is the story of their children: sixteen-year-old Zippy, experiencing the throes of first love; cynical fourteen-year-old Al, who would rather play soccer than read the Book of Mormon; and seven-year-old Jacob, whose faith is bigger than a mustard seed—probably bigger than a toffee candy, he thinks—and which he's planning to use to mend his broken family with a miracle. Intensely moving, unexpectedly funny, and deeply observed, A Song for Issy Bradley explores the outer reaches of doubt and faith, and of a family trying to figure out how to carry on when the innermost workings of their world have broken apart.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

A mesmerizing literary debut novel of doubt, faith, and perseverance in the aftermath of a family tragedy—for fans of Me Before You, Little Bee, and Tell the Wolves I'm Home. The Bradleys see the world as a place where miracles are possible, and where nothing is more important than family. This is their story. It is the story of Ian Bradley—husband, father, math teacher, and Mormon bishop—and his unshakeable belief that everything will turn out all right if he can only endure to the end, like the pioneers did. It is the story of his wife, Claire, her lonely wait for a sign from God, and her desperate need for life to pause while she comes to terms with tragedy. And it is the story of their children: sixteen-year-old Zippy, experiencing the throes of first love; cynical fourteen-year-old Al, who would rather play soccer than read the Book of Mormon; and seven-year-old Jacob, whose faith is bigger than a mustard seed—probably bigger than a toffee candy, he thinks—and which he's planning to use to mend his broken family with a miracle. Intensely moving, unexpectedly funny, and deeply observed, A Song for Issy Bradley explores the outer reaches of doubt and faith, and of a family trying to figure out how to carry on when the innermost workings of their world have broken apart.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Emma Gregory

Length:

10h 51m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

13:56


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

09:56


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

25:02


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

14:18


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

14:09


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

17:15


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

42:58


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

33:53


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

27:44


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

28:17


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

44:30


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

38:17


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

27:02


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

30:21


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

35:46


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

23:52


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

42:52


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

27:54


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

22:18


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

33:30


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

19:51


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

01:55


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

01:58


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

14:51


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

16:05


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:41


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

08:27


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:19


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

20:49


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

01:25