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In her powerful debut magical realism novel, Elizabeth Mitchell crafts a story of palpable love and longing. With deft language that engages readers’ hearts, I Never Stopped explores grief, loss, and the many stages of healing.

Francesca’s partner–her everything–is dead. After eleven months of listless grief, Francesca leaves Sloane’s memory in San Francisco to visit Italy
Published December 21st 2018 by Little Key Press
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Dec 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Heartbreaking yet beautiful.
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I NEVER STOPPED is a fascinating and emotional novel about grief and love, especially, in my reading, the dark side of what is otherwise a powerful, genuine, healthy love. The ending was particularly surprising to me, and though it wasn't what I thought would or should happen, it was an excellent culmination of the arcs building throughout the book. The writing was good, with lines throughout that sparkled poetically (my favorite was one about the rain being an invitation to cry). I didn't find ...more
Diane Murray
Apr 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A really memorable read. This story took me for one hell of a ride and absolutely did not go where I expected—in a good way! The author's depiction of grief and healing is so real and raw; she really knows what she's writing about. Definitely worth your time.
Benjamin Gorman
Jul 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I just finished Elizabeth Mitchell's I Never Stopped. I couldn't decide if I related better to Francesca or Sloane, and that's a testament to the quality of the characters and the nature of their love story. As always, Mitchell really shines when it comes to description. She can make the reader feel like they're right there, both inhabiting the physical space and the emotional space of the characters. If you want a love story that will twist your guts and pound on your heart, don't miss this one ...more
Margaret Pinard
An intense story of love, grief, forgiveness, and transformation. Funny bits, foodie bits, and a whole lotta love. Great debut!
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Elizabeth Mitchell is the suspense authoress of SWEETHEARTS. She creates characters who are just as flawed as herself but, as of late, far darker. When she’s not writing, Elizabeth can be found researching murder and eating homemade baked goods. Being a woman with invisible illnesses, she enjoys living the semi-horizontal life with her husband and two spoiled furbutts in Washington.

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