A mother of two finds a cure for a broken heart where she least expects it; a husband and wife build their son a bicycle and, in the process, deconstruct their happy marriage; freak weather brings the airport to a standstill where travellers are stranded and lives collide in a sudden birth; a young woman changes the course of her life by saying one word at a barn dance; a father foolishly promises his estranged sons there will be snow; the most famous boy in the world comes home, hoping for a normal family Christmas; a law-abiding old man discovers guerrilla gardening.
These stories celebrate heroism in the most unassuming of figures and find significance in the small moments that change everything. They remind us that there is always a bigger story behind the one we first see.
Praise for A Snow Garden
‘These stories are heartwarming.’ Daily Mail
‘The perfect tonic for tinsel-itis, [A Snow Garden] is laced with quietly devastating observations on love and marriage.’ Observer
‘Full of bittersweet Christmas moments. A real gem.’ Good Housekeeping
‘Joyce is warm and very funny, and she has a merciless eye for those nightmare moments when weaknesses are exposed and everything is called into question.’ The Times