When God Was A Rabbit by Sarah Winman. Recommended by Nic (Reader Development Team).
This novel is a mesmerising portrait of childhood and growing up; the loss of innocence, eccentricity and familial bonds. Stripped down to its bare bones, it’s the story of the unbreakable bond between a brother and sister.
‘I cannot recommend this novel highly enough. Packed full of sympathetic and colorful characters, each facing their own battles with life. The book chronicles how these people deal with everything that is thrown at them; whilst being part of a caring, if slightly unconventional, family. Beautifully written and hugely engaging it is well worth a read especially if you enjoyed ‘The Unlikely Pilgrimage Of Harold Fry’ by Rachel Joyce.’ Nic