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Valerie Miller
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Everything in Between
Because life doesn’t always go to plan A heartfelt collection of short stories about family, loss and love, and those special moments in between . . . Love Sometimes the path to love requires learning to trust yourself. Other times, giving your heart to another demands that you risk everything. Then there’s an everlasting love that can only be truly appreciated by the memories left behind. Family A mother is missing and the secrets she’s been hiding have the power to change her family forever. A woman desperate to carry her own child finds solace in a visit with her grandmother, whose memory is fading. Loss A sad family occasion presents an opportunity for a reunion. And a woman must make a difficult choice after her father’s death to honour him—and herself. From joy to loss and the discovery of hope that can be found in resilience.
Reviews
Goodreads

This collection takes the reader into the complex world of family though a series of short stories about loss, grief, hope and – most importantly – love. Each tale is a beautiful glimpse into how the characters navigate their place within both their families and contemporary Australia. Valerie draws you into their worlds though her wonderful storytelling which leaves you wanting more of these vivid characters.

Goodreads

Valerie G Miller is a wonderful storyteller. The title and description seems apt. The stories are of family, loss and love, and capture subtleties and emotions of the in between moments of our lives.

Goodreads

This is such a beautiful collection of short stories grounded in family ties. The author explains at the start of the book that she's inserted her Italian heritage into the stories, and she really has! It gives the stories a nostalgic realness that's relatable even if you don't know what it's like to have a nonna.

Goodreads

The stories were heartwarming and at times gut wrenching. Valerie captures the emotion equally well of large, life changing events as well as the subtle details that make up the human experience of everyday life. The characters had me wondering about them long after I closed the book.

Goodreads

 enjoyed curling up with these heart-warming stories of love, heartbreak, and everything in between. The Italian aesthetic of family, passion and finding joy in everyday life underlies the stories in this versatile collection and was a pleasure to read. Some of the stories were cosy and reassuring, some were tragic and others mysterious and intriguing. From rebellious daughters to devoted nonnas, the characters were lively and engaging, as they traversed the sometimes-difficult challenges life threw at them. Through it all, there is a pervading sense of hope, and the feeling that even when things are bad, life is a gift to be savoured.

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