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How Much the Heart Can Hold: the perfect alternative Valentine's gift


The perfect alternative Valentine's gift

Startlingly original stories
S Magazine

Together they assert that love is more heart-breaking and transforming that the word necessarily conveys.
Observer

Love is not a singular concept.

In this collection, seven award-winning authors explore seven concepts of love: from Philautia, self-love, to Agape, love for humanity; and from Storge, a natural affection for family, to Mania, a frenzied, obsessive love.

Seven authors; seven short stories; seven flashes of love.

'Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold.'
Zelda Fitzgerald

This paperback edition of How Much the Heart Can Hold includes the winning short story from the SceptreLoves short story Prize.

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The perfect alternative Valentine's gift

Startlingly original stories
S Magazine

Together they assert that love is more heart-breaking and transforming that the word necessarily conveys.
Observer

Love is not a singular concept.

In this collection, seven award-winning authors explore seven concepts of love: from Philautia, self-love, to Agape, love for humanity; and from Storge, a natural affection for family, to Mania, a frenzied, obsessive love.

Seven authors; seven short stories; seven flashes of love.

'Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold.'
Zelda Fitzgerald

This paperback edition of How Much the Heart Can Hold includes the winning short story from the SceptreLoves short story Prize.

Biographie de Carys Bray

Rowan Hisayo Buchanan is a Japanese-British-Chinese-American writer. Her debut novel, Harmless Like You was published in 2016 and won the Author's Club First Novel Award and a Betty Trask award. It was also shortlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize, the Books Are My Bag Breakthrough Author Award and longlisted for the Jhalak Prize. Rowan Hisayo Buchanan was the recipient of a Margins fellowship for the Asian American Writers Workshop, has a BA from Columbia University, an MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and is currently working on a PhD at the University of East Anglia. Her writing has appeared in the short story anthology How Much the Heart Can Hold (Sceptre), the Guardian, New York Times, Granta, The Paris Review and The Atlantic among other places. She has lived in London, New York, Tokyo, Madison and Norwich.

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Grace McCleen's first novel, The Land of Decoration, was published in 2012 and was awarded the Desmond Elliott Prize for the best first novel of the year. It was also chosen for Richard & Judy's Book Club and won her the Betty Trask Prize in 2013. Her second novel, The Professor of Poetry, was published by Sceptre in 2013 and was shortlisted for the Encore Award. She read English at the University of Oxford and has an MA from York, and currently lives in London.

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