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The Two Lives of Lydia Bird by Josie Silver

The Two Lives of Lydia Bird

Repeat Author
Josie Silver is back at Book of the Month – other BOTMs include One Day in December.

by Josie Silver

Quick take

Thanks to magic, a fiancé finds her dead husband-to-be very much alive in her dreams. Cue all the daytime naps.

Good to know

  • Emotional

  • Fast read

  • Sad

  • Magical

Why I love it

I shy away from sentimental reads. If an author is overtly manipulating my emotions, I have no problem rolling my eyes and setting the book aside. Luckily, I’m here to tell you that The Two Lives of Lydia Bird possesses not one moment of emotional fakery. This novel is as raw as it is charming, and one of the most earnestly heartfelt books I have read.

Freddie and Lydia have been together since ...


Lydia and Freddie. Freddie and Lydia. They'd been together for more than a decade, and Lydia thought their love was indestructible.

But she was wrong. On her twenty-eighth birthday, Freddie died in a car accident.

So now it's just Lydia, and all she wants to do is hide indoors and sob until her eyes fall out. But Lydia knows that Freddie would want her to try to live fully, happily, even without...


Get an early look from the first pages of The Two Lives of Lydia Bird.

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March 2020