a Richard and Judy Book Club summer read 2018
By Julie Cohen
Told backwards over five decades, this is the moving story of one couple's great love for each other - and the secret they are willing to do anything to protect.
RICHARD AND JUDY SUMMER BOOK CLUB PICK 2018
'This big, clever, tender and twisty love story reminded me of One Day & The Time Traveler's Wife' Erin Kelly, author of He Said, She Said
Robbie and Emily they have been together for decades. Now, their joints are creaking and their eyesight is failing - but their love for each other is as fresh and fierce as the day they first met. They have had children and grandchildren, lived full and happy and intimate lives.
But they have been keeping a secret since the day they met, when their lives changed forever. Over the years, the sacrifices and choices they made have sealed their fates together.
Did they do the right thing? Read their story, and you decide.
The perfect thought-provoking page-turner for anyone who has enjoyed Celete Ng's Little Fires Everywhere and Gail Honeyman's Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine.
Readers can't stop talking about TOGETHER
'A bold, breathtaking and truly compelling love story, one that will stay with me for a long time'Lisa Jewell, author of Then She Was Gone
'Julie Cohen's writing is powerful, moving and truly beautiful' Joanna Cannon, author of The Trouble with Goats and Sheep
'It takes a lot to tempt me from crime, but this is one of the most beautiful and heartbreaking stories I've read' Emma Flint, author of Little Deaths
'Complex, compelling and beautiful, Together is the kind of novel that will stay with you forever' Rowan Coleman, author of The Summer of Impossible Things
'Cleverly-plotted and stunningly written, Julie Cohen's Together is a page-turner with real emotional punch' Catherine Isaac, author of You, Me, Everything
A poignant, surprising love story told backwards over five decades, with a devastating secret at its heart.
Julie Cohen grew up in the western mountains of Maine. Her house was just up the hill from the library and she spent many hours walking back and forth, her nose in a book. She studied English Literature at Brown University and Cambridge University and is a popular speaker and teacher of creative writing, including classes for the Guardian and Literature Wales. Her books have been translated into fifteen languages and have sold nearly a million copies; DEAR THING was a Richard and Judy Book Club pick. Julie lives in Berkshire with her husband, son and a terrier of dubious origin.
You can find Julie on Twitter: @julie_cohen or you can visit her website: www.julie-cohen.com.
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05 Apr 2018
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I absolutely loved TOGETHER, a beautiful love story told backwards with a truly shocking secret at its heart — Laura Marshall
Original, poignant and beautifully told, the novel takes a risk that pays off in spades. — S Magazine
Every now and again, a novel comes along that is so different, so affecting and so unforgettable, that you simply must tell everyone you know to read it...you will never forget this one - for all the right reasons. — Heat magazine
This is a beautifully written and evocative story about two lives, and their great love. — Independent online
A must read from Julie Cohen. — Good Housekeeping
Add Julie Cohen's Together to your reading list...prepare for a heart-breaking tale. — Vogue online
A book club must read - one you'll definitely want to discuss when you've finished reading it. — Prima Magazine
A clever, moving page-turner. — Woman & Home
This beautiful book is written backwards. Intrigued? You should be, as you'll be sucked into an unforgettable read. — Fabulous Magazine, The Sun
A taut, beguiling love-story-in-reverse that reveals just how far people will go to protect themselves from facing the truth — Elle