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SUMMARY A Song for Issy Bradley 107 ✓ [Download] ✤ A Song for Issy Bradley Author 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 wor A mesmerizing for Issy Es bestselling author of Orphan Train   “ A Song for Issy Bradley is that rarest of things a book that is beautiful tender and a page turner Carys Bray made me fall hopelessly in love with each and every one of the Bradleys” Carol Rifka Brunt New York Times bestselling author of Tell the Wolves I’m Home   “I cannot remember the last time I have felt so emotionally invested in a novel It is brilliant and profoundly moving utterly compelling and almost unbearably real” Nathan Filer author of The Shock of the Fall   “Carys Bray is a strikingly original new voice in fiction I loved this tender moving funny and deeply truthful story about a family and a faith tested to the breaking point” Helen Dun author of The Lie and The Siege   “I loved A Song for Issy Bradley With courage warmth and intelligence Carys Bray sweetly and subtly breaks your heart It’s an incredible debut” Charlotte Mendelson author of Almost English and When We Were Bad. I cried on the train People saw I don't care This book is beautiful

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A mesmerizing for Issy MOBI #237 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 A Song Epubwhere miracles are possible and where nothing is 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 Song for Issy eBook #10003 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 pr. I know so very little about the Mormon faith so that was my motivation for reading this book What I found inside was a wonderful surprise A family sorely tested after a tragedy a family that was so invested in their faith and now found themselves struggling to align their faith with what had happened The story is told in alternating chapters by the five family members Clare the mother Ian the father and Bishop of their church Zippy a young girl struggling to find her place Alma a young boy who only wishes to play football and little Jacob whose staunch belief in the church's teaching leads to some very humorous yet poignant moments Jacob uickly won my heart as did all the children The author has such empathy for her characters and this shines through in the telling of each of their stories It would be easy to cast Ian as the villain because his actions sent mixed messages to the children He was so invested in his faith he often reacted in ways I found strange and very unsympathetic I think he did try to the best of his ability because really that was all he could do Clare was not raised in the church she converted for Ian upon their marriage This was an emotional and raw telling of the face of profound grief How it is different for everyone that there is no time limit and no wrong or right way to grieve A family in crisis just doing the best they can A wonderful mixing of the tenants of a faith and the doubts that can prevail A beautifully written book with many unfolding layers A book thaw may not be for everyone especially those who are grieving themselves Yet this book had a huge impact on me one I will not soon forgetARC from librarything

SUMMARY A Song for Issy Bradley

A Song for Issy BradleyObably 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   Praise for A Song for Issy Bradley  “I loved A Song for Issy Bradley It’s wry smart moving and comforting A terrific book about faith and what happens to that faith when the unimaginable happens” Nick Hornby“In this wry original generous spirited debut novel members of a family come to terms with grief each in his or her own way They wrestle with belief and disillusionment desire and hopelessness pervasive sorrow and moments of transcendent joy The result is riveting powerful and uietly devastating uite simply A Song for Issy Bradley took my breath away” Christina Baker Kline New York Tim. I could feel pieces of my heart crumbling off while I read this A story about reanalyzing faith after a tragedy and about how family members often live in vastly different worlds even as they sit at the same dinner table every night I loved being in the heads of all the Bradleys especially the youngest son Jacob and I'll miss spending time with them A beautiful book