The Bride's Farewell: A Novel
A tender and magical tale from the 2016 recipient of the Astrid Lindgren award and author of international bestseller How I Live Now, National Book Award finalist Picture Me Gone, and most recently Jonathan Unleashed
Pell Ridley, daughter of a good-for-nothing preacher in mid-nineteenth century England, has watched her mother crushed by the burden of too many children and too little money. Unwilling to repeat her fate, Pell runs away on her wedding day taking only her beautiful, white horse. But, as she journeys through a strange world of gypsies in search of a new life, Pell finds that her ties to home refuse to release her.
Like the works of Philip Pullman and Sue Monk Kidd, The Bride's Farewell will resonate with readers of all ages as it grapples with timeless questions of how to live, how to love, and how to be true to one's self.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Ceilidhann - LibraryThing
I love Meg Rosoff’s work. “How I Live Now” and “Just In Case” were refreshing and vibrant, with a fascinating layer of unease throughout the simple but highly effective prose. Both books received mass ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - emleemay - LibraryThing
So disappointed. I loved Rosoff's 'How I Live Now' and I had high expectations of this book... but no. It was painfully boring, and thankfully short as well because I couldn't wait for it to be over ... Read full review