A Million Things

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A Coming-of-Age Story Like No Other: Read an Extract of A Million Things by Emily Spurr

Review | Extract

6 April 2021

A Coming-of-Age Story Like No Other: Read an Extract of A Million Things by Emily Spurr

    A Gorgeous, Heartbreaking Debut: Read our Review of A Million Things by Emily Spurr

    Review | Our Review

    6 April 2021

    A Gorgeous, Heartbreaking Debut: Read our Review of A Million Things by Emily Spurr

      Publisher details

      A Million Things
      Author
      Emily Spurr
      Publisher
      Text Publishing
      Genre
      Fiction
      Released
      30 March, 2021

      Synopsis

      Rae is ten years old, and she’s tough. She’s had to be: life with her mother has taught her the world is not her friend. Now suddenly her mum is gone and Rae is alone, except for her dog Splinter. Rae can do a lot of things pretty well for a kid. She can take care of herself and Splints, stay under the radar at school and keep the front yard neat enough that the neighbours won’t get curious. But she is gnawed at by fear and sadness; haunted by the shadow of a terrible secret. Lettie, who lives next door, might know more about Rae than she lets on. But she has her own reasons for keeping the world at arm’s length. When Rae finds out what they are, it seems like she and Lettie could help each other. But how long can a friendship last when it’s based on secrets? Tender, funny, heartbreaking—A Million Things is a story of grief and resilience, told with eloquent simplicity. In brave, spiky Rae, Emily Spurr has created a character you will never forget.
      Emily Spurr
      About the author

      Emily Spurr

      Born in Tasmania, Emily lives in Melbourne with her partner, their twin sons and a deaf, geriatric cat. Shortlisted for the prestigious Victorian Premier’s Unpublished Manuscript Prize, A Million Things is her first novel. 

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