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Olive

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ABOUT
THE BOOK

Independent. Adrift. Anxious. Loyal. Kind. She knows her own mind. And it’s ok that she’s still figuring it all out, navigating her world without a compass. But life comes with expectations, there are choices to be made and – sometimes – stereotypes to fulfil.

So when her best friends’ lives branch away towards marriage and motherhood, leaving the path they’ve always followed together, she starts to question her choices – because life according to Olive looks a little bit different.

Moving, memorable and a mirror for anyone at a crossroads, Olive has a little bit of all of us. Told with great warmth and nostalgia, this is a modern tale about the obstacle course of adulthood, milestone decisions and the ‘taboo’ about choosing not to have children.

ABOUT
THE AUTHOR Emma
Gannon

Emma Gannon is an award-winning writer, speaker, Sunday Times columnist and podcaster. Her writing has been published everywhere from the Guardian to Glamour. She is the bestselling author of memoir Ctrl Alt Delete and The Multi-Hyphen Method which became a Sunday Times bestseller.

She is also the host of hit podcast series ‘Ctrl Alt Delete’, the No.1 careers podcast in the UK.

Emma Gannon is an award-winning writer, speaker, Sunday Times columnist and podcaster. Her writing has been published everywhere from the Guardian to Glamour. She is the bestselling author of memoir Ctrl Alt Delete and The Multi-Hyphen Method which became a Sunday Times bestseller.

She is also the host of hit podcast series ‘Ctrl Alt Delete’, the No.1 careers podcast in the UK.

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NOMINATING LIBRARY COMMENTS

Most appreciated literary novel by the Rotterdam public.

Bibliotheek Rotterdam, Netherlands

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Date published
23/06/2020
Country
United Kingdom
Original Language
English
Author
Publisher
HarperCollins Publishers

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