Once a century, for only six days, the bay around a small Washington island glows like a water-bound aurora. Dr. Rachel Bell, a scientist studying the 100-Year Miracle and the tiny sea creatures that create it, knows a secret about the phenomenon that inspired the region’s myths and folklore: the rare green water may contain a power that could save Rachel’s own life (and change the world). When Rachel connects with Harry and Tilda, a divorced couple cohabiting once again as Harry enters the last stages of a debilitating disease, Harry is pulled into Rachel’s obsession and hope as they both grasp at this once-in-a-lifetime chance to save themselves.
But the Miracle does things to people. Strange and mysterious things. And as these things begin to happen, Rachel has only six days to uncover and control the Miracle’s secrets before the waters go dark for another hundred years.
What People Are Saying
“Ashley Ream has an absolutely astounding voice—she is one of the most compelling, sharpest writers working today. The 100 Year Miracle is already one of my favorite novels of 2016.”
– Gillian Flynn, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Gone Girl
“The 100 Year Miracle is a rich, enthralling novel, full of great characters, with an unpredictable plot and a fascinating premise built around an eternally crucial human question: to what ends will people go to save themselves? Ashley Ream is a terrific writer–fluid, intelligent, literary, and ballsy–and she never loses the courage of her convictions or pulls any punches. I loved this book from the riveting opening scenes to the darkly powerful ending.”
– Kate Christensen, author of The Great Man, winner of the 2008 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction
“In her second novel, Ashley Ream again tackles a unique concept in her gripping, memorable voice. The 100 Year Miracle will consume readers with its atmospheric setting, complex characters, and the weight of its emotional journey.”
– Michelle Gable, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of A Paris Apartment and I’ll See You in Paris
“Ashley Ream’s beautifully written book — elegant without being show-offy, sharp and clear without turning minimalist…” —Toronto Star
“Ashley Ream beautifully renders the minute-by-minute agonies of living with chronic pain, and even more beautifully the exquisite relief of being able to move again, pain-free…Every page holds little treasures of observation.” —The Charlotte Observer
“An absorbing story with an arresting premise.” —The Seattle Times
A bold debut from an exciting new voice, Losing Clementine is a wonderfully entertaining and poignant novel about unanticipated self discovery that features one of the most irresistible, if deeply flawed, characters to grace contemporary fiction in years.
“[LOSING CLEMENTINE] is poignant and insightful and also surprisingly funny, thanks to its nasty, charming narrator.”
– Gillian Flynn, New York Times-bestselling author of Gone Girl
“This is a novel that allows us to experience how exciting life is, and how fast time can fly, once you truly free yourself to live it.” – Bust Magazine
“It’s hard not to fall in love with Clementine Pritchard—she’s talented, witty, inventive and suicidal. You won’t want this story to end as you root for the wonderfully lawless and impulsive Clementine.” – Jessica Anya Blau, author of The Summer of Naked Swim Parties