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The Summer of the Bear Hardcover – 20 Aug 2010

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  • Hardcover: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Mantle; Main Market edition (20 Aug. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0230748708
  • ISBN-13: 978-0230748705
  • Product Dimensions: 14.3 x 3.8 x 22.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 70 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,028,501 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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`A heartfelt and magical tale about a family coping with loss and fear' --SHE magazine:

`Mesmerising Read' --Woman and Home magazine

`A haunting, unsentimental look at estranged families and hidden magically melancholy...Tender and wistful, Pollen doesn't shy away from harsh truths, but at the heart of her story there's an unquenchable belief in love and redemption.' --Marie Claire

`The Summer of the Bear is a heartbreaking story about a family stranded on a Scottish island, shrouded in mystery.' --In Style Magazine

'Bewitching...a heartfelt, poignant novel' --Glamour

'Read it for it's emotional resonance.' --Tatler

`A gently absorbing tale which smoothly splices poignant family drama with suspenseful Cold War thriller.' --Daily Mail

`Pollen is brilliant at portraying the bewilderment of the Fleming children...this is a gentle, haunting tale that stayed with me long after I finished reading.' --Daily Express

`The story of Jamie and siblings is heartbreaking but interspersed with a knowing humour as Pollen captures the subtle witticisms of the islanders as they bend and twist the story of the bear until it takes on a sort of mythical status.'
--Scotsman Magazine

'A fairytale of the adult world' --The Scotsman Review

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From the bestselling author of Hunting Unicorns comes Bella Pollen's most compelling and moving story yet . . .

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