One book. Nine readers. Ten changed lives.
That was the beauty of books, wasn’t it? They took you places you didn’t know you needed to go. Alice has always wanted to be a writer. Her talent is innate, but her stories remain safe and detached until a devastating event breaks her heart, and she creates a stunning debut novel.
Her words, in turn, find their way to readers, from a teenager hiding her homelessness to a free diver pushing himself beyond limits, an artist furious at the world around her, a bookseller in search of love, and a widower in grief. Each one is drawn into Alice’s novel; each discovers something different that alters their perspective and presents new pathways for their lives.
Together, their stories reveal how books can affect us in the most beautiful and unexpected of ways―and how we are all more closely connected to one another than we might think.