Emotional and wise, colourful and tender, IN A THOUSAND DIFFERENT WAYS celebrates the infinite facets of living, the joys of being together and the manifold colours of love. The new novel by bestselling Irish author Cecelia Ahern.
IN A THOUSAND DIFFERENT WAYS
by Cecelia Ahern
HarperCollins UK, April 2023
(via Park & Fine Literary and Media)
Life is aglow with an infinite number of colours… Gold is the colour of innocence, green stands for stability, and blue represents sadness. As a child, Alice discovers that she can see other people’s emotions and moods in colours emanating from their bodies. These auras reveal whether someone is telling the truth or lying; happy or secretly close to tears; or filled with rage.
Awash in a sea of other people’s emotions, Alice struggles to surround herself with the colours of happiness. At first, nature and the outdoors are her only opportunity to experience some peace. But as she strikes out on her own, a wise neighbor who recognizes Alice’s gift teaches her how to cope with the daily flood of feeling, preparing her for an encounter with a man seemingly without colours. Alice, who once sought to mute the vivid colours around her, finally embraces all the shimmering facets of life for herself.
Cecelia Ahern was born and grew up in Dublin. Her novels have been translated into thirty-five languages and have sold more than twenty-five million copies in over fifty countries. Two of her books (PS, I Love You and Love, Rosie) have been adapted as films and she has created several TV series. She and her books have won numerous awards, including the Irish Book Award for Popular Fiction for The Year I Met You. She lives in Dublin with her family.