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Summary

Abigail Sorensen has spent her life trying to unwrap the events of 1990. It was the year she started receiving random chapters from a self-help book called The Guidebook in the post. It was also the year Robert, her brother, disappeared on the eve of her 16th birthday. She believes the absurdity of The Guidebook and the mystery of her brother's disappearance must be connected. Now 35, owner of The Happiness Café and mother of four-year-old Oscar, Abigail has been invited to learn the truth behind The Guidebook at an all-expenses-paid retreat. What she finds will be unexpected, life-affirming, and heartbreaking.

©2020 W. F. Howes Ltd (P)2020 W. F. Howes Ltd

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"Astonishingly wonderful and magical and moving and uplifting and different." (Marian Keyes)

"A brilliant, beautiful, hilarious, heart-breaking, extraordinary book. I say this without bias, only awe." (Liane Moriarty)

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Fantastic

This book made me cry.
it's fun,sad exhilarating and calming.
I love anything Australian,it describes places,streets and people that I know,during the past 20 years in visiting ,and that's not even what its about!

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Mixed Feelings

This book is so beautiful written. There's some gorgeous, gorgeous ideas. I even wrote some of the paragraphs down so I would remember them - the part about Silence. But if it was a film it would be heavily edited. It's like listening to a friend that is telling an interesting story but is embellishing it too much for affect, and you kind off drift and come back cause you know the core is fabulous.

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Fabulous

Loved this. Very easy to listen to. Funny, witty and relatable for me right now in my life. Will listen again soon.

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Fabulous story and story telling

I loved this book. The unique storyline, the structure of the telling. I also loved the Narrator. Fabulousness all round.