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A Million Things

by Emily Spurr

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A Million Things by Emily Spurr
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    Aug 2021, 304 pages

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An intense, atmospheric work of fiction about love, grief and resilience.

Our First Impressions reviewers were intrigued and captivated by Emily Spurr's debut novel A Million Things, awarding it an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

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This is a delightfully sad story about a 10-year-old girl (Rae), a dog (Splinter) and a hoarding old lady (Lettie) who lives next door. The resiliency of all three of them is what keeps this book interesting and from turning maudlin. Rae's mother disappears but Rae is used to being on her own, and carries on, taking care of herself and Splinter. When Lettie falls and needs Rae's help the storyline takes its most interesting turn. Watching Rae, Lettie and Splinter form their own family is the crux of the book. And, as with all families, there are ups and downs, yet they keep going (Mary S).

Reviewers were drawn in by the characters' lovable and compelling qualities.

I fell hard for Rae, the ...

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