Headline imprint Tinder Press is to publish the follow-up to Sarah Winman’s debut novel When God Was a Rabbit (Headline Review) next year.
A Year of Marvellous Ways is set in the wilds of Cornwall in the aftermath of the Second World War and is about the friendship between an old woman coming to the end of her life and a young soldier who sees little point in going on with his.
Associate publisher Leah Woodburn described the book as “quite simply, a beautiful book”.
“Finishing it feels like waking from the most intoxicating dream,” she added.
A Year of Marvellous Ways is one of two books by Winman that Woodburn bought world rights for from Robert Caskie at PFD.
When God Was a Rabbit was published in 2011, and has so far sold 341,466 copies through Nielsen BookScan.
Headline said it has sold more than 590,000 copies across all editions, with rights sold in 26 territories.
It won the 2011 Edinburgh International Book Festival’s Newton First Book Award.
Tinder Press is offering proof copies of A Year of Marvellous Ways to the first 20 people to email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "Sarah Winman".