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Summary

What happens after happily ever after?

When Juliet moves into her late mother's house, making friends with the neighbouring families is the last thing on her mind. Grief and guilt are weighing her down, and working motherhood is a juggle. But for her husband Liam, the morning coffees and after-school gatherings soon reveal the secret struggles, fears and rivalries playing out behind closed doors—all of which are perfect inspiration for his new novel . . .

When the rupture of a marriage sends ripples through the group, painful home truths are brought to light. And then, one sun-drenched afternoon, life overturns in an instant and nothing on Magnolia Road will ever be the same again.

The fiction debut from Sunday Times bestselling author Cathy Rentzenbrink, Everyone Is Still Alive is funny and moving, intimate and wise; a novel that explores the deeper realities of marriage and parenthood and the way life thwarts our expectations at every turn. 

©2021 Cathy Rentzenbrink (P)2021 Orion Publishing Group

Critic reviews

"Incredibly tender." (Marian Keyes)

"A total triumph." (Nina Stibbe)

"Beautiful, moving and so funny and well-observed." (Philippa Perry)

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Really enjoyable and relatable

The Narration was outstanding ! Not overacted and so soothing . It honestly made the story so real and relatable .

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Just couldn't listen past the first few chapters.

As a mum to young children, I thought I'd enjoy this book as I would be able to relate to so much of the content. Unfortunately, I found it boring, and much like standing on the school playground at pick up, listening to mothers moan about general life crap. I found the narration sombre and it just generally bought me down! Too much about how parents care so much about what other parents think. I found it petty, immature and tedious.