The Authenticity Project
by Clare Pooley
Pub Date 04 Feb 2020
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The story of a green notebook that brings together six strangers, leading to unexpected friendship… and even love
“I loved this book. It is the perfect balance of warmth and wit. Cleverly written, it made me laugh out loud in lots of places and made me feel all warm and fuzzy in others.” Rachel *****
“Loved the beautifully drawn characters. I felt as if I had known each one of them forever. A gentle and heartwarming novel which made me believe in the generosity of humankind again.” Rinette *****
“Charming and delightful! This is a great feel good book! I was entranced by the characters whom I came to care about” Steph *****
"Everybody lies about their lives. What would happen if you shared the truth?"
This is the question that Julian Jessop, an eccentric, seventy-nine-year-old artist, poses within a pale green exercise book that he labels The Authenticity Project, before leaving it behind in Monica's Café.
When Monica discovers Julian's abandoned notebook, not only does she add her own story to the book, she is determined to find a way to help Julian feel less lonely.
And so it goes with the others who find the green notebook, who take their turn sharing their deepest selves and discovering the thrill and risks of being completely honest--and, for some, finding love in unexpected places.