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WellRead June Selection: Sandwich by Catherine Newman

WellRead June Selection: Sandwich by Catherine Newman

Right book, right time. That’s how the WellRead team feels about this month’s selection, Sandwich by WellRead favourite, Catherine Newman.

Following Rocky (Rachel) and her family on their annual week-long holiday to Cape Cod, Sandwich had us swinging from laughter to tears as it delves into the imperfections, secrets, hilarity and raw moments of ordinary family life.

Centred around motherhood, menopause, marriage, loss, ageing parents and empty-nesting, Sandwich has a clear audience, but it also offers something for everyone. The team at WellRead are all at different stages in life but this didn’t detract from our reading experience – we each loved the story for the mirror it held to the messiness of life and the feeling of being pulled in different directions.

It’s a beach read in a literal sense, so you can expect plenty of lighter moments with witty dialogue and relatable moments, but you can also expect keener reflections that press on sensitive topics with an unrestrained, authentic voice that will meet you where you’re at.

This book does touch on abortions and miscarriages, so please proceed with caution. These topics are always best navigated with a skilled writer and in Newman’s hands, you are guided gently.

We can’t wait to hear what you think of this quiet, beautiful story.

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