BOOKS

Small Pieces

Joanne Limburg

RRP: £8.99

1 February 2018

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781786492326

RRP: £14.99

6 July 2017

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781786492302

RRP: £8.99

6 July 2017

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781786492319

The suicide of Joanne Limburg’s beloved brother Julian left her shattered. When her mother dies too, Joanne pulls herself from the depths of grief by embarking on a journey of salvage, collecting up those scattered fragments of memory from her childhood. With love, wit and wisdom, she begins piecing together a bright mosaic of a brother that left her behind, and of a family coloured by the conflicting influences of literature, science and religion.

REVIEWS

Small Pieces is beautiful, incredibly moving and, at times, extremely funny.Christina Patterson
Guardian

Gripping, heart-breaking, challenging - this memoir about a family in crisis is a must-read.
Sophie Hannah

Talented and thoughtful
Hilary Mantel on Joanne Limburg

With startling insight and humour, she weighs the peculiar burdens and joys of family and faith.
Marina Benjamin

powerful memoir... a courageous piece of work and a valuable contribution to our understanding of mental health issues, and indeed suicide.
Jewish Chronicle

Touching... Joanne describes the events surrounding the deaths of her brother and mother with extreme pathos.
Jewish Telegraph

Can a writer be too honest? At times you want to close this book to protect its subject.Hilary Mantel
Guardian on THE WOMAN WHO THOUGHT TOO MUCH

Sharply self-aware... An articulate guide to the workings of the tormented mind.
Daily Telegraph on THE WOMAN WHO THOUGHT TOO MUCH

A painstaking account of life dominated by debilitating anxiety... Exceptional... [with] rare poetic insight, her candid narrative evokes both pity and admiration.
Metro on THE WOMAN WHO THOUGHT TOO MUCH

[Limburg] brings the clear, unsentimental poet's eye to her personal history... Moving and compelling, full of dark humour and insight.
Sunday Business Post on THE WOMAN WHO THOUGHT TOO MUCH

Judicious and elegant, lucid and spry, Joanne Limburg uses her uncommon gifts to anatomise an all-too-common disorder. She brings a sort of glee to the process: for all the unhappiness she describes, this remains a joyous read.
Kate Clanchy on THE WOMAN WHO THOUGHT TOO MUCH

Brave, witty, intelligent, wise, and honest, it is the story of a lifelong battle with neurosis, but it transcends pathology, uncovering the extraordinary underside of all our 'ordinary' consciousness. Her unremitting candour liberates us all.
Raymond Tallis on THE WOMAN WHO THOUGHT TOO MUCH