A box of possessions. A father with no memory. A daughter with just one day to piece together the past.
When Sabrina Boggs stumbles upon a mysterious collection of her father’s belongings, her seemingly uneventful life suddenly alters and shifts.
In the single day she has to search for answers about the man she thought she knew, a man who can no longer remember his own story, Sabrina uncovers far bigger secrets than she could have imagined. And discovers that sometimes it’s the people closest to us that we know the least.
‘Cleverly constructed, full of flavour and moving’ Daily Mail
‘An illuminating and touching father/daughter story about memory, childhood and secrets’ Woman & Home
‘Beautiful and unexpected … both thought-provoking and life-affirming’ Sunday Express
‘Intricate and emotional … really completely lovely’ Grazia
‘Brilliant characters, piles of pathos and intrigue…quite simply fantastic’ Heat
‘Both moving and thought-provoking’ Irish Independent
‘A must read’ Marie Claire
‘Enchanting’ Good Housekeeping
‘Really touching, quite, quite beautiful’ Lovereading.co.uk
‘A unique read’ Closer
‘Another hit!’ Essentials
Praise for Cecelia Ahern:
‘A wry, dark drama’ Daily Mail
‘Ahern cleverly and thoughtfully turns the tables, providing thought-provoking life lessons.’ Sunday Express
‘An unusual and satisfying novel’ Woman
‘Life-affirming, warm and wise’ Good Housekeeping
‘Cecelia Ahern is an undisputed master when it comes to writing about relationships…Moving, real and exquisitely crafted.’ Heat
About the author
Cecelia Ahern was born and grew up in Dublin. She is now published in nearly fifty countries, and has sold over twenty-four million copies of her novels worldwide. Two of her books have been adapted as films and she has created several TV series. She and her books have won numerous awards, including the Irish Book Award for Popular Fiction for The Year I Met You. The Marble Collector is her twelfth novel.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
The bestselling author of Love, Rosie and PS, I Love You pierces the heart with this story about a grown daughter and aging father at a crossroads. The Marble Collector shifts between the story of Fergus Boggs—the scrawny fourth son of an Irish family who discovers a special talent for shooting marbles—and Sabrina, a lifeguard and mother of three at the end of her rope. Cecelia Ahern does a beautiful job putting herself in a young boy’s shoes, pulling us into a bittersweet family drama with crystal-clear descriptions and sweet humour.
Usually I love cecelia's books but this was hard to get into :(