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  • Published: 25 February 2016
  • ISBN: 9781473536890
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 192

Sweet Home

The award-winning short story collection from the author of A Song for Issy Bradley, shortlisted for the COSTA First Novel Prize 2015.

They say there's no place like home. It's where the heart is...

Meet the little boy who believes in miracles.

Meet the mother who loves to bring babies home from the newborn aisle of her supermarket.

Meet the husband who carves a longed-for baby out of ice as a gift for his wife.

Meet the widow who is reminded of romance whilst pegging out the washing.

Awarded the Scott Prize for short story writing, Sweet Home weaves together moments of joy, heartache, sadness and unwavering love as told through seventeen very different notions of home.

  • Pub date: 25 February 2016
  • ISBN: 9781473536890
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 192

About the Author

Carys Bray

Carys Bray was awarded the Scott Prize for her debut short-story collection, Sweet Home. Her first novel, A Song for Issy Bradley, was chosen for Radio 4’s Book at Bedtime and was shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award and winner of the Authors’ Club Best First Novel Award 2015. She lives in Southport with her husband and four children.

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Praise for Sweet Home

“Accomplished, moving and unnerving, Sweet Home is a tour de force.”


“Shades of Angela Carter colour Bray's title story while Fay Weldon and Jane Gardam are godmothers to Bray's fiction, bringing gifts of satire and observation that can prick and draw blood.”


“[Bray] explores parenthood, loss, childhood and belonging with razor-sharp prose, a killer eye for stop-you-in-your-tracks detail and a real understanding of the hidden cruelties and unexpectedly sharp comforts of family life”

Jenn Ashworth, author of The Friday Gospels

“Suburbia in all its tarnished glory - Carys Bray teases at the cracks, and pulls at the loose threads dangling, in short stories that are funny sad and achingly true”

Rob Shearman

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