Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Ivy and Abe by Elizabeth Enfield, read by Cassidy Janson.
Meet Ivy and Abe.
Childhood friends in the 1960s, Ivy and Abe were inseparable until a chance event tore them apart. Now in their early seventies, fate once again brings them together - both grey-haired, Ivy hand in hand with her grandson - to fill in the gaps of one another's lives. Each has experienced great passions as well as heart-breaking tragedies, but the time is finally right for them. Their love story seems, in the end, meant to be.
But what if, in a parallel universe, chance had intervened and they'd met sooner? What if they'd met in their forties, both married to other people, and began an affair? What if they'd met before then and married, but the daunting question mark over Ivy's health had suffocated Abe's love for her? What if, as lovestruck teenagers, one small moment had sealed their fate?
Ivy and Abe is a stunning novel about the different paths our lives might follow, and the different people we might become along the way.
'An epic love story' Araminta Hall, bestselling author of Everything and Nothing
'Beautiful, uplifting and wise. I surfaced from the last page, feeling as comforted as I was moved' Alison Macleod, Man Booker longlisted author of Unexploded
'Beautifully crafted, original and full of insight into the human experience' Suzanne O'Sullivan, author of Wellcome Book Prize winner It's All in Your Head
'A beautiful story that explores what it is to have a soul mate, and love in all its many guises. It made me cry a lot - in a good way! - but it also made me think, as all the best books do' Veronica Henry, author of A Night on the Orient Express
'A beautiful, intricately woven book . . . Bittersweet and wonderfully observed, Elizabeth Enfield's writing moves you, makes you smile in recognition and makes you think' Kate Harrison, author of The Boot Camp