The Summer of Impossible Things
by Rowan Coleman
Pub Date 29 Jun 2017
If you could change the past, would you?
Thirty years ago, something terrible happened to Luna’s mother. Something she’s only prepared to reveal after her death.
Now Luna and her sister have a chance to go back to their mother’s birthplace and settle her affairs. But in Brooklyn they find more questions than answers, until something impossible – magical – happens to Luna, and she meets her mother as a young woman back in the summer of 1977.
At first Luna’s thinks she’s going crazy, but if she can truly travel back in time, she can change things. But in doing anything – everything – to save her mother’s life, will she have to sacrifice her own?
a lovely, magical, time-bending read...There is a lovely smooth glow to the writing - Matt Haig
A book that defies reality and makes your heart sing...Rowan Coleman is one of those writers I will follow anywhere. I know however unlikely the story she will never lead me astray. - Katie Fforde
Spine-tinglingly beautiful. Prepare to lose your heart - Lisa Jewell
A truly wonderful and magical story. I absolutely loved it - a gorgeous book. - Milly Johnson
gorgeous, glowing, heartbreaking and wonderful - Rowan's best novel to date - Jenny Colgan
An epic, exhilarating story of bravery and redemption, where love transcends time and the impossible might just happen. Stupendous - I loved it. - Lucy Diamond
An absolute triumph...loved it. So clever...such a brilliant writer - Jill Mansell
Coleman is such a beautiful writer. The Summer of Impossible Things is an emotional, intelligent, beautifully structured novel - Alex Marwood
magical, wonderful and beautifully written - Trisha Ashley
one of those captivating novels that simultaneously puts you under a spell as a reader while making you deeply, deeply envious as a writer! I’ve always loved Rowan’s writing, and it’s immediately obvious that this is something magical and new, yet with all her trademark heart. - Lucy Dillon
Totally charmed and moved by Rowan Coleman's The Summer of Impossible Things, a girls' own Back to the Future story set in New York - Amanda Craig
Disco, time travel, fierce love in all its forms. The Summer of Impossible Things is a rich and beautifully written novel which swept me away to 1977 and back again - Katy Regan
THE SUMMER OF IMPOSSIBLE THINGS is truly a thing of great beauty.' - Paul Burston
I adored The Summer of Impossible Things for so many reasons: for the intoxicating 1970s Brooklyn setting, the courage of Luna, and most of all for the compelling, intelligent story. So much to think about, and remember - impossibly page-turning, impossibly beautiful. - Kate Harrison
Packs an emotional punch that's second to none - and the author's hallmark. Rowan Coleman picks you up, spins you around and dances you to the very edge of love. Glorious. - Sarah Hilary
Powerfully moving, vivid, glowing with love and humanity... I loved every word. - Rosie Walsh
The Summer of Impossible Things is that rare thing: a deftly crafted, utterly compelling story written entirely from the heart. Hauntingly beautiful, heart-rending and unique, this is an instant classic. I sobbed my heart out and adored it! - Miranda Dickinson
The Summer of Impossible Things is utterly beautiful and engrossing - and Coleman is a brilliant storyteller. - Eve Chase