The Fruit Bowl

A beautiful, heart-rending story which has readers crying in pain and joy in equal measure.

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An innocuous playground incident between two schoolboys which some thirty years later reunites them, creating a beautiful and unlikely friendship.

Two broken men completing each other and saving each other’s lives.

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What readers have to say

“…torn between needing to know how it resolves but feeling sad because I didn’t want it to end. Congratulations Dominic, I absolutely loved this wonderful book.”

“…torn between needing to know how it resolves but feeling sad because I didn’t want it to end. Congratulations Dominic, I absolutely loved this wonderful book.”

“I can’t remember ever crying or laughing as hard as I did whilst reading a novel. A universal story for everyone. I simply loved it.”

“I can’t remember ever crying or laughing as hard as I did whilst reading a novel. A universal story for everyone. I simply loved it.”

“A brilliant and poignant story of unimaginable loss and perseverance of the human spirit that you will not be able to put down.”

“A brilliant and poignant story of unimaginable loss and perseverance of the human spirit that you will not be able to put down.”

“…a joy to read. A fantastic story that I think the world really needs right now.”

“…a joy to read. A fantastic story that I think the world really needs right now.”

“Tears of sadness and then as many tears of joy. That’s some achievement and really marks out a skilled author.”

“Tears of sadness and then as many tears of joy. That’s some achievement and really marks out a skilled author.”

“…tragic but perfect in every way, it had me crying at the start and at the end and laughing in between. The blending of comedy with tragedy and grief is just astounding.”

“…tragic but perfect in every way, it had me crying at the start and at the end and laughing in between. The blending of comedy with tragedy and grief is just astounding.”

“Mr. Holland has a gift for making the reader feel just as vulnerable as his characters. I am not one to reread books, but I believe I may be making an exception for this modern masterpiece.”

“Mr. Holland has a gift for making the reader feel just as vulnerable as his characters. I am not one to reread books, but I believe I may be making an exception for this modern masterpiece.”

“Absorbing, uplifting, wonderful – a real peach of a book (other fruits are available).”

“Absorbing, uplifting, wonderful – a real peach of a book (other fruits are available).”

“That feeling when something you have loved comes to an end. This is how I felt at 3am having finished this perfect novel. A story with every human emotion laid bare. I cannot recommend The Fruit Bowl enough and I cannot imagine anyone not falling in love with it.”

“That feeling when something you have loved comes to an end. This is how I felt at 3am having finished this perfect novel. A story with every human emotion laid bare. I cannot recommend The Fruit Bowl enough and I cannot imagine anyone not falling in love with it.”


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