Catherine Newman


One week in Cape Cod. The perfect family holiday. What could possibly go wrong…?

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Discover the joyful summer read from the bestselling author of WE ALL WANT IMPOSSIBLE THINGS, perfect for fans of Marian Keyes and Nora Ephron

‘Sandwich is joy in book form. I laughed continuously, except for the parts that made me cry. Catherine Newman does a miraculous job reminding us of all the wonder there is to be found in life.’ ANN PATCHETT, New York Times bestselling author of Tom Lake

‘A piece of perfection? Family, love, secrets, a marriage that is ordinary, imperfect, sexy and beautiful? I laughed, I cried and I laughed some more? a wonderful book about how families love, disagree, fail one another – and endure.’ RACHEL JOYCE, author of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry


One week in Cape Cod. The perfect family holiday. What could possibly go wrong…?

For the past two decades, Rocky has looked forward to her family’s yearly escape to Cape Cod. Their rustic beach-town rental has been the site of sweet memories, its quirky furniture and mismatched pots and pans greeted like old friends.

Now, sandwiched between her children who are adult enough to be fun but still young enough to need her, and her parents who are alive and healthy, Rocky wants to preserve this golden moment forever. This one precious week when everything is in balance; everything is in flux.

But every family has its secrets and hers is no exception.

With her body in open revolt and surprises invading her peaceful haven, the perfectly balanced seesaw of Rocky’s life is tipping towards change?


Praise for Catherine Newman’s WE ALL WANT IMPOSSIBLE THINGS:

‘Nora-Ephron-style wit ? one of my favourite books ever’ MARIAN KEYES

‘One of the best novels on friendship I’ve ever read’ AJ PEARCE

‘Newman writes loss and laughter in equally brilliant amounts.’ BONNIE GARMUS

‘An absolute masterpiece in characterisation?utterly beautiful’ JOANNA CANNON

‘Quite simply glorious’ SARAH TURNER

‘An unbelievably brilliant and funny book about friendship, family, food, sex, and death.’ KATHERINE HEINY

‘This is a proper laugh-out-loud tale of friendship that will utterly win your heart’ STYLIST

‘A beautiful, uplifting testament to female friendship that will make you laugh and cry.’ WOMAN

‘Remarkable ….whip-smart, funny, beautifully observed.’ OBSERVER

We All Want Impossible Things, RIchard and Judy Book Club Pick, Autumn 2023

Additional information

Weight0.35 kg
Dimensions22.4 × 14.5 × 2.5 cm









Hardback original


General – Trade / Code: K


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