An obligatory note of hope, in a world going to hell Lizzie Benson, a part-time librarian, is already overwhelmed with the crises of daily life when an old mentor offers her a job answering mail from the listeners of her apocalyptic podcast, Hell and High Water. Soon questions begin pouring in from left-wingers worried about climate change and right-wingers worried about the decline of Western civilization. Entering this polarized world, Lizzie is forced to consider who she is and what she can do to help: as a mother, as a wife, as a sister, and as a citizen of this doomed planet.
Shortlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction and Shortlisted for the Books Are My Bag Fiction Readers Award.
“This is so good. We are not ready nor worthy” – Ocean Vuong
“Gorgeous, funny and deadly serious” – Max Porter
“A barometer of how it feels to live now” – Sunday Times
Purchase of this bookclub ticket includes a copy of Weather which can be collected from the shop or posted out.