From an author praised by Gillian Flynn and Kate Christensen comes a breathtaking novel about a once-in-a-lifetime natural phenomenon that changes the lives of everyone it touches.
Rachel is a loner. A brilliant but peculiar scientist, she has few friends, no family and a deep secret that she hides from anyone who tries to get close to her.
Tilda is coming home to care for her ex-husband. She has lost her job, her sense of self and must figure out what to do next with her life.
Harry is dying. A renowned composer losing his ability to live independently, Harry hopes that he and Tilda, torn apart by a tragedy early in their marriage, can use his last months to heal their fractured relationship.
Drawn to the same small, coastal island, Rachel, Tilda and Harry are each in search of something to ease their pain. While Tilda grasps for a new direction, she begins to uncover the secrets Rachel has tried so hard to keep. And as Tilda’s concern for Harry builds, Harry and Rachel will risk everything to save themselves.
Set in the midst of a once-in-a-century natural phenomenon, The 100 Year Miracle is a breathtaking novel about pain, discovery and love.
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