Despite being a novel about the demise of a marriage and chronic mental illness, Sorrow and Bliss is a charming and hilarious read filled with compassion, wit and a gigantic dose of humanity.
Described by its publisher as a “love story about the end of a marriage, a coming of age story about failing to grow up and a comedy that will make you cry, with the most unlikeable heroine you’ll ever fall in love with", this book has gone straight into our top 10.
Author Meg Mason is clearly a writer in control of her craft and has managed to produce a novel that can elicit belly laughs whilst examining melancholy, and ties it all together in a true romance narrative.
Early reviews are comparing it to the likes of Fleabag, Fleishman Is in Trouble, Ottessa Moshfegh and more but we think it deserves a category completely on its own. We so hope you adore it as much as we did!
A few links if you want to go deeper...
- On character with Sorrow and Bliss author Meg Mason
- Books + Publishing review
- Reading group notes via HarperCollins Publishers