The Dead Wife's Handbook




      The Dead Wife's Handbook
Today is my death anniversary A year ago today I was still alive Rachel, Max and their daughter Ellie had the perfect life until the night Rachel s heart stopped beating.Now Max and Ellie are doing their best to adapt to life without Rachel, and just as her family can t forget her, Rachel can t quite let go of them either Caught in a place between worlds, Rachel watches helplessly as she begins to fade from their lives And when Max is persuaded by family and friends to start dating again, Rachel starts to understand that dying was just the beginning of her problems.As Rachel grieves for the life she s lost and the life she ll never lead, she learns that sometimes the thing that breaks your heart might be the very thing you hope for.Hannah Beckerman gives an unforgettable exploration of love and loss in her first novel, The Dead Wife s Handbook. Best Read [ The Dead Wife's Handbook ] by [ Hannah Beckerman ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – heartforum.co.uk

Hannah Beckerman is an author, journalist, event chair and broadcaster In the UK she writes for The Observer, The FT Weekend Magazine and The Sunday Express, and is a book critic on BBC Radio 2 She regularly chairs at literary events and panels across the UK and has judged numerous book prizes including the Costa Book Awards Before becoming a writer, Hannah was a TV and film producer, spending fifteen years producing and commissioning documentaries about the Arts, History and Science both in the UK and the US She lives in London with her husband and daughter.

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  • Paperback
  • 477 pages
  • The Dead Wife's Handbook
  • Hannah Beckerman
  • English
  • 04 September 2018
  • 0718178149

10 thoughts on “ The Dead Wife's Handbook

  1. Shelleyrae at Book& says:

    The Dead Wife s Handbook by Hannah Beckerman is a story of love, grief and letting go Rachel was just thirty six years old when her heart stopped beating She was happily married to Max and a loving mother to five year old Ellie, now she floats in a void of white mist given intermittent views of her husband and daughter struggling to live without her.The idea of a ghostly narrator is a not a new one and the story offers no real surprises It begins to feel a bit repetitive after a while, for Ma The Dead Wif...

  2. Karen says:

    ..I wonder, too, whether it sdistressing to watch your family in mourning for you or whether it will be worse when, one day, they stop grieving and start living painlessly without me We know from the very first page that Rachel has died unexpectedly, after a celebratory evening out with her husband Max, and is now completely alone, somewhere in the afterworld Every so often she is briefly granted access to view moments with Max and or Ellie and we experience with her, her grief and..I wonder, too, whether it sdistressing to watch your family in mourning for you or whether it will be worse when, one day, they stop grieving and start living painlessly without me We know from the very first page that Rachel has died unexpectedly, after a celebratory evening out with her husband Max, and is now completely alone, somewhere in the afterworld Every so often she is briefly gr...

  3. Erin says:

    Firstly, a massive thank you to Katie Sheldrake at Penguin and Hannah for sending me a copy of this gorgeous, gorgeous book to review.Before we even talk about the book, how beautiful is the cover I was definitely drawn to it and even though we re taught not to judge a book by its cover, this cover really speaks for the book beautiful inside and out If you follow me on twitter you will no doubt have seen the many conversations I ve had with other bloggers about the book, and just how great i Firstly, a massive thank you to Katie Sheldrake at Penguin and Hannah for sending me a copy of this gorgeous, gorgeous book to review.Before we even talk about the book, how beautiful is the cover I was definitely drawn to it and even though we re taught not to judge a book by its cover, this cover really speaks for the book beautiful inside and out If you follow me on twitter you will no doubt have seen the many conversations I ve had with other bloggers about the book, and just how great it is, and if that isn t enough to entice you, let me tell you someabout it.Rachel has been dead for a year now, and with her untimely death has come the ability to have vicarious access to the living world so that she can watch her husband Max a...

  4. Christine says:

    Rachel has died suddenly, leaving behind a husband and child She continues to look down on her family, as they grieve and move on.This was such a difficult read for me It brought back too many memories of my Dad s death and how I felt as a child It completely impacted on how I viewed the book.I felt very uncomfortable reading about Rachel and how she resented the living making a new life, without her I ve always got a great deal of comfort from believing our loved ones want us to continue to Rachel has died suddenly, leaving behind a husband and child She continues to look down on her family, as they grieve and move on.This was such a difficult read for me It brought back too many memories of my Dad s death and how I felt as a child It completely impacted on how I viewed the book.I felt very uncomfortable reading about Rachel and how she resented the living making a new life, without her I ve always got a great deal of comfort from believing our loved ones want us to continue to be ha...

  5. Kayla says:

    Predictable Sad Characters that are stereotypes I should just stick with the presidential debates.

  6. Liz Barnsley says:

    Today is my death anniversary A year ago today I was still alive As Rachel grieves for the life she s lost and the life she ll never lead, she learns that sometimes the thing that breaks your heart might be the very thing you hope for.I had been looking forward to this one, something slightly out of my comfort zone but one that sounded like it might end up being quite beautiful in the right hands and that was exactly how it turned out.We follow along with Rachel, who died suddenly and unexp Today is my death anniversary A year ago today I was still alive As Rachel grieves for the life she s lost and the life she ll never lead, she learns that sometimes the thing that breaks your heart might be the very thing you hope for.I had been looking forward to this one, something slightly out of my comfort zone but one that sounded like it might end up being quite beautiful in the right hands and that was exactly how it turned out.We follow along with Rachel, who died suddenly and unexpectedly from a heart problem, as she is allowed glimpses into the lives of the people she left behind..and in this creatively imagined way we ourselves catch a glimpse into the very real stages of grief It is a gorgeous heartwarming tale, often bringing a tear to my eye at the same time being full of a rather hopeful cathartic feel as all concerned come to terms with tragedy.It is quite difficult to put into words how emotiv...

  7. Sarah Farmer-wright says:

    This is the story of the sudden, untimely demise of Rachel from a fatal cardiac arrhythmia, the journey through grief that Rachel and her family must take This is a unique story with an interesting concept of a beyond the grave netherworld from where Rachel is granted access to view the family and friends she left behind, and see how they cope with her death and ultimately move on with their lives Nicely based on the seven stages of grief identified by Elizabeth Kubler Ross shock, denial This is the story of the sudden, untimely demise of Rachel from a fatal cardiac arrhythmia, the journey through grief that Rachel and her family must take This is a unique story with an interesting concept of a beyond the grave netherworld from where Rachel is granted access to view the family and friends she left behind, and see how they cope with her death and ultimately move on with their lives Nicely based on the seven stages of grief identified by Elizabeth Kubler Ross shock, denial, anger, bargaining, depression, testing, acceptance not only from the perspective of Rachel s family but also, interestingly, from Rachel s perspective as well It s message is a potentially profound one, but, for me, it fell disappointingly flat I keenly felt Rachel s abject loneliness being trapped alone in the whiteness of the netherworld, and her helplessness bearing witness to new relationships and life she so desperat...

  8. Emely says:

    This book is full of perfect characters who always say and do the right thing The dialogue is completely unrealistic, especially for a 7 8 year old Not to mention all of the characters had the exact same voice.

  9. Trish Hills says:

    I really like the concept of this book Having lost my Mum in 2010, I often think of her and wonder if she s watching over me I like to think she is Hannah writes this story so beautifully and with such tenderness, it really made me believe that my Mum is still around me.Little Ellie is so wise, so inquisitive and contemplative I love the way she thinks about things and the non stop questions when she is gripped by a topic I felt like I had shared all the happy times with her and Rachel She I really like the concept of this book Having lost my Mum in 2010, I often think of her and wonder if she s watching over me I like to think she is Hannah writes this story so beautifully and with such tenderness, it really made me believe that my Mum is still around me.Little Ellie is so wise, so inquisitive and c...

  10. MyGoodBookshelf says:

    I have reviewed this book here

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