Coffee Morning with Southport Author Carys Bray


Carys, author of A Song for Issy Bradley (shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Prize 2014) is reading from Sweet Home, her award-winning short story collection, inviting questions from the audience and signing books which are available to buy on the day.

There is coffee/tea, cakes and a raffle. We are also raising funds for ‘The Library in the Gardens’ for a new community library in the Botanic Gardens, Churchtown.

For more information contact Julie Wickham (NMLA – Registered charity No.1162565)

Email: [email protected]

Tel: 07787178011


The award-winning short story collection from the author of A Song for Issy Bradley, shortlisted for the COSTA First Novel Prize 2015

They say there’s no place like home.

Meet the little boy who believes in miracles.

Meet the mother who loves to bring babies home from the newborn aisle of her supermarket.

Meet the husband who carves a longed-for baby out of ice as a gift for his wife.

In this prize-winning short story collection, Carys Bray weaves together moments of joy, heartache, sadness, and unwavering love as told through seventeen very different notions of home.

Praise for Carys Bray
‘Bray writes with such clarity, intelligence and authenticity that it feels as if a trusted old friend is telling

you the story, that the characters are people you know’ The Times
‘Bray explores the healing power of religion with rare assurance in one of the year’s most impressive

debuts’ Mail on Sunday
‘a compassionate, wise and original new voice.’ Suzi Feay, Independent

Carys Bray was brought up in a devout Mormon family. In her early thirties she left the church and replaced religion with writing. Her debut novel, A Song for Issy Bradley, was shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award, the Desmond Eliot, and was the winner of the Author’s Club Best First Novel


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