The Collected Regrets of Clover

The Collected Regrets of Clover

Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Hardback Published on: 06/07/2023
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The Collected Regrets of Clover
A gentle, literary wade into deep waters
The Collected Regrets of Clover was incredibly sweet and quietly compelling. The writing had this way of wrapping around you, like a homemade blanket or c... READ MORE
Lisa Hurd
The Collected Regrets of Clover
Delightful.
This was just so lovely, and funny and life affirming. And I was so grateful for the romantic twist, it made everything so perfect. Working as a death doul... READ MORE
Chrys - Plymouth
The Collected Regrets of Clover
Surprisingly life-affirming
This unassuming yet powerful novel was led by such a kind heroine who you can’t help but root for. It took me on a journey through all the emotions, ending... READ MORE
Sophie at Windsor
The Collected Regrets of Clover
A novel which approaches concepts of death with deep care and consideration.
I found Brammer's lyrical writing so compelling that I was able to fly through this book and its breakdown of various relationships. While discussing darke... READ MORE
Jessica Lees

Synopsis

A big-hearted story about figuring out what you want from life - and then finding the courage to go after it. Perfect for fans of Sally Page, Ruth Hogan and Clare Pooley. ----- Clover Brooks has forgotten how to live. It might be because she spends her time caring for people in their final days, working as a death doula in New York City. Or it might be because she has a regret of her own - one she can't bring herself to let go of. But then she meets Claudia: a feisty old woman who has one last wish . . . As Clover begins a new adventure, will she remember how to live her own big, beautiful life? ----- Your favourite authors have fallen for Clover's life-affirming, quietly powerful story ... 'A beautiful, uplifting novel about unexpected friendship, a decades-old love story, and finding the courage to live your best life' Lucy Diamond 'I fell in love with Clover, longed for her world to open up and cheered when she finally realised that comfort zones are designed to be stepped out of' Jill Mansell 'Charming, delightful and quietly powerful . . . this will warm your heart and change your life' Veronica Henry 'Beautiful, poignant and the literary antidote to when life feels a little stationary' Jessica George 'A tender, charming delight, perfect for anyone who loved The Authenticity Project or Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine' KJ Dell'Antonia 'This book will be one that I remember for a long time' Ruth Hogan 'Warm, profound, and expertly told, The Collected Regrets of Clover explores how befriending death can help enrich our lives. This is one of those special books that will leave a handprint on your heart' Emma Brodie 'Heartfelt and delightful . . . You will turn the last page with a fresh zest for life and absolutely no regrets' Annabel Monaghan 'An evocative, bustling setting, an intriguing cast of characters and a brave, caring heroine make this a book to read and read again' Celia Anderson 'Poignant and big-hearted, [this] is the kind of book that reminds you how to live, and is one to usher into the hands of everyone you know' i News

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780241588420
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Weight: 420g
  • Dimensions: 218 x 148 x 30 mm

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The Collected Regrets of Clover
A reminder to not just be alive, but to really live
What an absolutely glorious, warm book that encourages us all to not just be alive, but to really live. I adored the character of Clover who as a death dou... READ MORE
Ruth Davidson
The Collected Regrets of Clover
Living without regrets
Clover helps people die a better death. She keeps journals of their last words of wisdom, regrets and advice. She tries to follow some of it, but really sh... READ MORE
Bri C
The Collected Regrets of Clover
A gorgeous read.
A big-hearted story of learning to live against a backdrop of bereavement, as Clover helps others face the end of their lives with clarity and grace. Bramm... READ MORE
P Hughes
The Collected Regrets of Clover
Beautiful novel about grief
i can’t even put into words how much i adored this novel. the way this book discussed death and grief in such a casual and intimate way was just unlike any... READ MORE
Izzy
The Collected Regrets of Clover
A Wonderful Debut!
4.5/5⭐️ This story is centered on Clover, a 36-year-old woman in NYC who works as a death doula. It chronicles her life (beginning at age 6) and shows the... READ MORE
Robin
The Collected Regrets of Clover
Just beautiful
Beautifully written with lots of comic interlude s. You cannot help but fall in love with Clover. Great characterisation with a well thought out plot tha... READ MORE
Sarah Milgate
The Collected Regrets of Clover
Sweet and heartwarming
This is a sweet and heartwarming read. Clover is a death doula, spending her time easing the last moments of others and helping them die with company besid... READ MORE
Lucy Williams
The Collected Regrets of Clover
A heartwarming feel-good read
Clover’s life is death. As a death doula, she ushers people out of life, recording their advice and regrets as she goes. When she meets Claudia, a vivaciou... READ MORE
Laura Oliphant
The Collected Regrets of Clover
Fabulous
What a fabulous book. At first glance it could appear a morose and gloomy tale of Clover who is an introverted, lonely, death doula. The more you read the ... READ MORE
Karen Farrow
The Collected Regrets of Clover
Fantastic
I really enjoyed this. Clover is a likeable main character and you really feel for her throughout. I'd not heard of a death doula before, but a quick Googl... READ MORE
Samantha Schofield
The Collected Regrets of Clover
Beautiful
What a beautiful story Mikki Brammer really captures such an atmosphere regarding adult loneliness, life's complexities and so much of the realities of de... READ MORE
Gem Fletcher
The Collected Regrets of Clover
Regrets clover
Everyone has lost someone and the confusion and thoughts that it brings can be unrelenting. This novel although not a how to handle grief handbook, definit... READ MORE
Claire  Flanagan
The Collected Regrets of Clover
Get the tissues ready...
Loved, loved, loved this debut novel from Mikki Brammer. Clover is a death doula and throughout the novel you begin to understand how she ended up choosing... READ MORE
Diane Broad
The Collected Regrets of Clover
Absolutely delightful
What a delightful story. Clover is such a lovely character. Constantly giving without taking and yet, as is the way with people like that, she seemed so lo... READ MORE
Gillian Frost
The Collected Regrets of Clover
Despite the subject matter an uplifting read
Clover lost both her parents in a tragic accident when she was just six-years-old when she went to live with her beloved Grandfather. At 36 she is living i... READ MORE
Beverley Cole
The Collected Regrets of Clover
Thought provoking and deeply moving!
The Collected Regrets of Clover is a beautifully written book about the only certain thing in life: death. Despite the somewhat difficult topic, it is easy... READ MORE
Lauren Jones
The Collected Regrets of Clover
Enjoy life
I was unsure about this book at first, but boy did it grab me. Absolutely loved reading this powerful story with a message to all. Clover is a single lady ... READ MORE
Dagmar Williams
The Collected Regrets of Clover
a moving, thought-provoking and uplifting debut novel
The Collected Regrets Of Clover is the first novel by Australian-born author, Mikki Brammer. As a New York City death doula, thirty-six-year-old Clover Bro... READ MORE
Marianne Vincent
The Collected Regrets of Clover
Collected regrets
Everyone has lost someone and the confusion and thoughts that it brings can be unrelenting. This novel although not a how to handle grief handbook, definit... READ MORE
Claire  Flanagan
The Collected Regrets of Clover
Thought provoking
Clover is a Death Doula and this book tells her story during a period of self reflection and self discovery. It made me stop and think about life and the p... READ MORE
Ruth Lethem
The Collected Regrets of Clover
A cheerful read about death and self-discovery - yes, really!
This is a weird book but, in its own way, quite enjoyable. The central character, Clover, is in her mid-30s and has lived with her grandfather since she wa... READ MORE
Jim Sweetman
The Collected Regrets of Clover
A brilliant summer read
This was a brilliant, cosy summer read. The characters were lovable and I found myself rooting for the protagonist from the beginning right up until the fi... READ MORE
Fern Adams
The Collected Regrets of Clover
A book I will always remember
It may sound unusual to say how much I enjoyed reading this book, considering its theme is death and dying, but this book is written so well. A book I will... READ MORE
Always Happiest Reading
The Collected Regrets of Clover
Beautifully Poetic
What I liked: • The beautiful, poetic yet emotional way death was spoken about. • The ideology of Clover with her three notebooks and how she used them i... READ MORE
Chloe Jolley
The Collected Regrets of Clover
Moving, but a slightly slow start
Brilliant and moving, after a slightly slow start. Clover is was orphaned young, and brought up by her grandfather. After his death, she became a death do... READ MORE
Michael Cayley
The Collected Regrets of Clover
Lovely book.
Lovely book. Though it deals with death and the dying, there is nothing morbid about it, nothing creepy and nothing mawkish. This is actually a book about ... READ MORE
Barbara Scott Emmett
The Collected Regrets of Clover
Surprisingly uplifting
Although the primary theme is death and grief this is actually very heartwarming and uplifting. With a socially awkward main character in Clover who works ... READ MORE
Sarah Goldthorpe
The Collected Regrets of Clover
An enjoyable and thought-provoking read
This was an enjoyable and insightful read. I found it a little slow to get going, but I couldn't help but feel for Clover, whose own losses had caused her ... READ MORE
Kathryn Picken
The Collected Regrets of Clover
Touching and Unique
Clover is a death doula, a wonderful, kind job which means she supports clients in their last days. So they don't die alone. While the job is motivating ... READ MORE
Georgie M
The Collected Regrets of Clover
It shows you just how important life is and to live life without regrets, but without being too preachy
When my dad died in a hospice in 2017 I was overawed by the people working there. They weren't death doulas like in this book, they were doctors and nurses... READ MORE
Victoria Bucknell
The Collected Regrets of Clover
An exceptional novel
"The Collected Regrets of Clover" is an exceptional novel that deserves every bit of its five-star rating. Mikki Brammer has crafted a sentimental and poig... READ MORE
Pupak  Mohebali
The Collected Regrets of Clover
Great read and very moving
Clover Brooks is a death doula. She spends much of her life surrounded by the dying … helping to ease their passage as they take their final breaths. Howev... READ MORE
Sarah Evans
The Collected Regrets of Clover
Pilar Arechiga
Really enjoyed this book. I really believe in the importance of talking about death and making it a normal part of life - as it should be. Too many people ... READ MORE
Pilar  Arechiga
The Collected Regrets of Clover
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This book was a lovely read, I really enjoyed following Clover and her approach to death and her journey throughout the book. It has such a beautiful messa... READ MORE
Renee Southern
The Collected Regrets of Clover
Fiction addiction bookclub review
Be prepared if you start this book you won't want to put it down. Theme was thought provoking, story is really easy to follow and was left wanting a follow... READ MORE
Terrie Lewington
The Collected Regrets of Clover
Book Club Review
What a lovely book A sensitive subject handled delicately
Colin Williams
The Collected Regrets of Clover
Spannendes Thema
In dem Roman 'Dieses schöne Leben' geht es um die Sterbebegleiterin Clover, die lernt, aus sich hinauszugehen und auf dieser Reise zu sich selbst findet. ... READ MORE
Cleo Walker