The Atlas of Us
A DARK SECRET SHE’LL GO TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH TO UNCOVER …Louise’s mother is missing in the aftermath of the Boxing Day tsunami in Thailand.The only trace Louise can find is her mother’s distinctive bag. Inside it is a beautiful atlas belonging to a writer named Claire. But what is the connection between Claire and Louise’s missing mum, and can the atlas help Louise find her?Louise explores the mementoes slipped between the pages of the atlas and uncovers a life-changing revelation, a passionate love affair and a tragedy.And she learns a secret that nearly destroyed Claire and the man she loved – the same secret her mother has been guarding all these years …
The Atlas Of Us
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First published in Great Britain by HarperCollins Publishers 2014
Copyright © Tracy Buchanan 2014
Cover photographs © Bill Brennan, Getty Images, Christophe Boisvieux
Cover design © Rose Cooper 2014
Tracy Buchanan asserts the moral right to be identified as the author of this work.
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This novel is entirely a work of fiction. The names, characters and incidents portrayed in it are the work of the author’s imagination. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, events or localities is entirely coincidental.
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Source ISBN: 9780007579358
Ebook Edition © July 2014 ISBN: 9780007579365
To the two atlases of my heart: my husband Rob and Scarlett, the daughter I thought I’d never have.
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