One Day by David Nicholls

A true-to-life love story spanning over decades.

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One Day by David Nicholls

Dominique Lamberton, editorial assistant: One Day by David Nicholls, $17.

“Last summer, immediately after the last exam of my university career, I hopped on a plane to South East Asia. My friend Kiera stumbled upon a copy of One Day at the volunteer accommodation we were staying at in Ho Chi Minh City. Intrigued by the cover and the synopsis, she quickly tore into it and less than a week later closed the book and handed it to me, tears in her eyes. Less than a week after that, I, too, closed the book, teary-eyed. It’s not that it’s the most profound, earth-shattering read. But it is a beautiful story of life’s crossroads and the relationships that shape you along the way. And at that time in our life, right after university, we were excited, anxious and inspired and craved an honest, true-to-life tale. The story of Emma Morley and Dexter Mayhew will always transport me back to that time, when life felt like one big question mark, and I couldn’t wait to see what would happen next.”