"Piercingly lovely...a pleasure to read" (Catherine Taylor Guardian
"A vibrant, witty and passionate tale of a family struggling to overcome tragedy...Peebles' prose is consistently startling - there isn't an ordinary or hackneyed sentence or sentiment in the book...beautifully expresses the joys and tribulations of family life" (Ian Critchley Daily Telegraph
"I loved it...it's about human relationships, stark and simple, when they are tested to the limit. Who would have thought a novel about a stroke could be so compelling?... An excellent novel, tender and witty and shot through with perception of many kinds" (Margaret Forster)
"If there is justice in the world she will be collecting prizes by the basketload for this extraordinary novel" (Lesley McDowell The Scotsman
"The delicacy and care with which she draws the stricken Lomond is the outstanding feat of this ambitions work" (Rosemary Goring Sunday Herald
A stunning debut novel about a family in crisis, written with extraordinary compassion, humour and grace. A young woman's life is thrown into disarray when her father has a stroke.
WINNER OF THE SALTIRE FIRST BOOK AWARD