A Library of Lemons

Jo Cotterill

"A poignant story about dealing with grief through the magic of reading and friendship"

A poignant story about dealing with grief through the magic of reading and friendship.

Calypso's mum died a few years ago and her emotionally incompetent Dad can't, or won't, talk about Mum at all. Instead he throws himself into writing his book A History of the Lemon. Meanwhile the house is dusty, there's never any food in the fridge, and Calypso retreats into her own world of books and fiction.

When a new girl, Mae, arrives at school, the girls' shared love of reading and writing stories draws them together. Mae's friendship and her lively and chaotic home – where people argue and hug each other – make Calypso feel more normal than she has for a long time. But when Calypso finally plucks up the courage to invite Mae over to her own house, the girls discover the truth about her dad and his magnum opus – and Calypso's happiness starts to unravel.

'A story of great warmth and emotional wisdom' LINDA NEWBERY

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Publication Date: 05/05/2016
ISBN Ebook: 9781848125391
ISBN Paperback: 1996

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About Jo Cotterill

Jo Cotterill has had several careers - actor, musician, teacher, newspaper seller - but is now a full-time writer in Oxfordshire. She loves writing for all ages and has published over twenty books. A Library of Lemons is a book from the heart about making connections and what it really means to be human. Jo loves going into schools and talking about books and reading, and can be found making cards and writing music when she's not spending time with her husband and two young daughters. Find her online: jocotterill.com / @jocotterillbook