The Cactus

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Park Row Books, May 7, 2019 - Fiction - 384 pages

New York Times Bestseller

"Fans of Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine will love The Cactus." --Red magazine

In this charming and poignant debut, one woman's unconventional journey to finding love means learning to embrace the unexpected.

For Susan Green, messy emotions don't fit into the equation of her perfectly ordered life. She has a flat that is ideal for one, a job that suits her passion for logic, and an "interpersonal arrangement" that provides cultural and other, more intimate, benefits. But suddenly confronted with the loss of her mother and the news that she is about to become a mother herself, Susan's greatest fear is realized. She is losing control.

Enter Rob, the dubious but well-meaning friend of her indolent brother. As Susan's due date draws near and her dismantled world falls further into a tailspin, Susan finds an unlikely ally in Rob. She might have a chance at finding real love and learning to love herself, if only she can figure out how to let go.

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User Review  - DanaGee73 - LibraryThing

Last summer there was no escaping this book. Everywhere I looked, there it was. Naturally, I had to jump on the bandwagon. (a bit late to the game but still..) What was I expecting? Boy meets girl ... Read full review

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User Review  - dawnlovesbooks - LibraryThing

The Cactus by Sarah Haywood. Susan Green has a very organized and structured life. She relies on no one and is in complete control of her own life. She has always kept the same flat and the same job ... Read full review

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About the author (2019)

Sarah Haywood studied law and has worked as a solicitor, an advice worker and as an investigator of complaints about lawyers. She now lives in the UK with her husband and two sons. The Cactus is her first novel.

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